The alumni magazine is part of the College’s Office of Public Affairs, and many people on campus assume that we have a staff photographer. We do not. That would be lovely, of course, and perhaps it will happen in the future. But for now, the images you see in the Magazine (and on this website, and in all Holy Cross publications) are taken by freelancers, student interns, occasionally one of us on staff or…[pause for dramatic effect]…John Buckingham. John is a member of the AV department, and can be seen at various campus events manning the video equipment or helping Jesse Anderson, our AV guru, with his work in every corner of campus.
But John also has an eye for photos. And he is kind enough to shoot for me when there is a campus event or a student who needs a portrait taken to go along with a Magazine story. Sometimes, when John turns in images from an assignment, he surprises me with a few bonus shots. Such was the case this week, when John attended English Professor Helen Whall’s class to snap some shots for our upcoming Spring issue’s Syllabus page. On the walk back to his office in Stein, John paused in front of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel. It’s a familiar shot for any Crusader, but in John’s new images you can see the piles of snow out front, and get a feel for the steely winter grayness that had lingered on campus for weeks. Are we ready for spring? Oh my, yes.