First Place for Photo Shoot Out, UNITY Conference! Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2012. All Rights Reserved.

A juried panel selected winning photographs during the annual “Photo Shoot Out” at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the UNITY Conference. The conference brought journalist together from across the country to share ideas and attend workshops throughout the week.

The Photo Task Force sponsored the annual photography “shoot out” in which a short essay that I shot one afternoon at the Mandalay Bay beach following our work sessions garnered a first place title! Very pleased with the outcome as one of the jurors was none other than Pulitzer Prize winner Nick Ut.

Enjoy the images! Best, Jeremy

Briefcase Full of Blues.

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/The Southern Ute Drum

Briefcase Full of Blues, a Blues Brothers tribute band, took the stage at the Sky Ute Fairgrounds on Friday, Aug. 31 for their homage to John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s legendary blues act. 

Opening up the Blues Brothers tribute act on Friday night in Ignacio, Colorado, Briefcase Full of Blues made a grand entry in a replica of the iconic Bluesmobile from the classic film. 

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