Monday, March 23, 2009

StoryCorps comes to SLC!

Anna unlocking the airstream, originally uploaded by calanan.

Salt Lake City and County Building
Salt Lake City, UT

The StoryCorps team and their beloved airstream braved the snows to reach Salt Lake City, UT this afternoon, parking their mobile recording studio in front of the Salt Lake City and County Building for their 6-week stay.

StoryCorps is hosted by the local NPR affiliate KCPW and my company, Calanan Photography, LLC is one of the local sponsors. I'll be providing photographic documentation services throughout the StoryCorps visit to Salt Lake City.

Here's a Flickr slideshow of the arrival of StoryCorps' mobile recording airstream at the Salt Lake City and County Building.

What is StoryCorps?

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.

By recording the stories of our lives with the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our award-winning broadcasts on public radio and the Internet. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.

Opening Day Ceremony and Celebration Open to the Public!

Please join KPCW, and local sponsors and partners in welcoming the StoryCorps team: Whitney Henry Lester, Jeremy Helton, and Anna Walters to Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 26th!  

An Opening Day Ceremony and Celebration will take place at Washington Square Park, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. 

Festivities include a welcome by Mayor Ralph Becker, tours of the StoryCorps MobileBooth, and a chance to meet and hear from  local sponsors and partners, friends of the project, and the first 2 interview parties: Ken Sanders & Scott Carrier, and Jack Gallivan & grandson Duffy Gallivan.

The event is free of charge, and open to the public.

Learn more about StoryCorps in Salt Lake City's local sponsors and partners at

The StoryCorps Airstream


Anonymous said...

What a fun gig. Looking forward to seeing more photos. Exciting that you get to be so involved.

calanan said...

Thanks! StoryCorps has >1 airstream and coincidentally it rolled in to Asheville, NC yesterday afternoon - Ashvegas (Jason Sandford) has photos and a nice write-up of it.

Jeremy said...

I love that Airstream... a perfect traveling office/platform.

Mark said...

Very cool! I love listening to StoryCorps on NPR.