Author Archives: Jo Ann Santangelo

About Jo Ann Santangelo

Austin based freelance multimedia documentary photographer and storyteller.

National Park road trip

From July 1-July 15th we drove 4, 074 miles heading west from Austin visiting, hiking and camping in seven National & State Parks & Forests in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico & Texas! Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service thank … Continue reading

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Walking the Block : Christopher Street, Then & Now

In May of 2009, I was finishing up the photojournalism/documentary program at The International Center of Photography. We were getting ready for the end of the year exhibit and “Career Day” aka portfolio reviews with editors, curators, etc. The last … Continue reading

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1,018 miles to and from Austin, Texas

I pulled out of my driveway at 6:05am on Saturday 03/22/14 and headed to Amarillo, Texas. Even though I have lived in Texas for over 5 years, being from the east coast, its still hard for me to grasp the … Continue reading

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02.24.13 : One Year Later

Visual Journal entry 02.24.14: Thanks to the time capsule that is my negatives, I know that last year on this day I spent the morning in my dark room, walked on The Drag), then biked over to the east side … Continue reading

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One Year Later: 02.20.13

One of the joys of not receiving instant gratification is prolonged joy. My personal projects, Austin Seen, in progress… and Arms of Progress… are two parts to one project which is a visual journal of my life,  memories captured of … Continue reading

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2.17.13 : One Year Later : On my way to work

From January of 2011 until the end of May 2013, I was a server at Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar on South Congress Avenue (SoCo) in Austin, Texas. This set of images was taken on Feb.17, 2013 during my walk … Continue reading

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Feb 10, 2013 One year later

Been awhile since my last post. What have been doing? Scanning, mostly. As some of you know, I take a lot of photos while I ride my bike around and Austin. As of 5 mins ago, I have 3,917 negatives … Continue reading

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The accidental filmmaker

Prior to stepping onto Ottmers Family Farm in Stonewall, Texas on April 02, 2012 to begin working on Within 100 Miles (of Austin) – I had never been on a working family farm. I was born and raised in “The … Continue reading

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And we all turned red, with signs of equality

Yesterday as the Supreme Court began hearings on Prop 8 and today Windsor vs The United States (DOMA), the world (real and virtual) turned red. In support, I put on my red t-shirt and laced-up my red chucks.  I am … Continue reading

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I found religion…greeting card giveaway

Today I was walking around Falcon 5, looking at the images on the walls and what stood out to me was all the religious symbolism in Austin Seen, in progress…  I’ve looked at the whole series of images 100’s of … Continue reading

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