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How weather photos became a thing in Lansing

Above: Dozens of community members gathered around the gallery wall at the Lansing Public Library during the Open House for “Lansing through the Seasons,” an exhibition of local weather photos. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

LANSING, Ill. (March 11, 2024) – This is a quick post of the video of The Lansing Journal’s presentation at Monday’s Open House for the “Lansing through the Seasons” weather photo exhibition at the Lansing Public Library. We will re-release the video and transcript later, but now we are publishing it to share with friends who were unable to attend:

Key moments in the video

0:00 – Hello and thank you
1:20 – How weather photos became a thing
4:05 – The winter storm that changed everything
5:45 – Heather Grant – our first weather photo submission
7:43 – “You make me want to live in Lansing,” said business owner Deja Cain
9:20 – Beauty from farmland and clay
10:29 – These 24 are not somehow “the best”
12:16 – Thank you for building community through photography

“I hope these photos will be a reminder of beauty, and community, and civic pride, and the small things ordinary people can do to make a difference in the place where they live.” (Melanie Jongsma, Publisher of The Lansing Journal)

Own a symbol of community

The gallery photos are available for sale, and The Lansing Journal hopes whoever buys them, wherever they end up, they will be a reminder of beauty, and community, and civic pride, and the small things ordinary people can do to make a difference in the place where they live. Email [email protected] to reserve the photos you’re interested in.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.

1 COMMENT

  1. Thank you, Melanie, for your inspiring presentation.As we drive around Lansing, we enjoy discovering the actual sites were weather photos were taken,
    It is a great source of pride in our town to see actual places we recognize from LANSING JOURNAL photos. Thank you, too, to all of your talented photographers for your contributions to this important publication.
    Melanie, you and Josh do a wonderful job keeping us all connected.
    Thank you for your dedication!

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