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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Life + Arts

GALLERY: Do you see what I see?

Houston is the fourth largest city in America and will probably soon to be the third, so why do so many Houstonians complain about the lack of attractions here?

This photo section is dedicated to proving to readers that Houston is a worthwhile city. Whether you live inside the loop or endure an hour-and-a-half commute, Houston has something to offer everyone, everywhere.

I’ve lived in Houston for six years and have learned to really appreciate it in only the past year and a half. We have just as much (if not more) to offer our residents than a lot of other big-name cities; you just have to want to find it.

Our city as a whole is the ultimate diamond in the rough, much like our University.

As the photo editor, my job is primarily to take news-orientated photos; that’s why this section is so special to me. It shows a different point of view of our city, something the average commuter doesn’t get to see everyday.

To me, pictures serve as a memory and a screenshot of what the viewer saw. What’s beautiful about Houston is that people here are so diverse, everyone sees something different.

You could take the same commute as 50 other drivers and each person sees something different. How many Houston drivers take Allen Parkway into downtown and notice the sculptors or have actually been to Elenor Tinsley Park?

Since Houston is so big and spread out, it’s hard to see everything — and that’s how things go unnoticed.

So this section, I hope, showcases how much there is to see and do here. With only eight pages, it’s impossible to cover everything there is to see in Houston.

That’s where I need your help.

This semester, I’ll be expanding the photo section of the Cougar. In the past, there hasn’t even been a photography section (save for the registration issue, as is the case here,) but this semester, with the installment of The Daily Cougar’s brand new website, I’ll have a photography blog, which I will update constantly.

But it doesn’t end there. I can only do so much, and I know that there are many other talented photographers on-campus, so I invite you all to submit photos to me via my e-mail, and I’ll feature you on our photography blog.

And for those of you looking to add to your portfolios before you graduate, I’m always looking for photographers to work for me.


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