Yes, I am going to unabashedly toot my own horn. I am quite pleased to have my work recognized again by the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. One of my feature photos won second place in its category in the 2012 Excellence in Journalism Competition. Announced last night, this marks the fifth time my work has been recognized by CTSPJ – previously with three awards for writing and another for photography.

"Rosie the Riveter" on The Saturday Evening Post. (From Pop History Digs)

“Rosie the Riveter” on The Saturday Evening Post. (From Pop History Digs)

This most recent winning photo is of the woman who posed for famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell’s iconic “Rosie the Riveter.” Rockwell’s “Rosie” appeared on the cover of the May 29, 1943 edition of The Saturday Evening Post.

 I took the photo, which ran in the local newspaper for which I report, last summer during her 90th birthday party as she cradled her great grandchild. One of the wonderful things about being a journalist is those moments when your work intersects with history – I knew at the time this was one of those moments. -JB