Adviser Update Summer 2016 - Page 18

coach at San Marin. I neglected to include my name, although he figured it out. As individual images, these pictures might be discards, but I also knew when I was shooting the games, that I was covering something bigger... something that would last beyond a year. Is there a way that high school programs can capture important events? Now that we can collect and save images, is there a way that we can create a yearbook for the future? How can we do this and support the student press? How can we inspire students without unjustly influencing students’ decisions? When I see the simple locker room image with the David Bowie quotation, I wonder if we are thinking big enough. With Bowie dying this year, his quotation feels especially small for him. “We could be heroes, just for one day.” I knew that the members of the San Marin community were heroes five years into the future. I knew that the coaches had influenced the players. The players had inspired children and adults. The fans had been heroic, in victory and defeat. How do we capture news when it isn’t new or when it is in the future? BRYAN FARLEY Farley has a B.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Masters in Educational Technology from Sacramento State and a few teaching credentials. He has had epilepsy since high school and lives in the Bay Area with his two children where he takes pictures and teaches photography. More about Farley at www.bryanfarleyphotography.com San Marin High School boys’ basketball team defeated El Cerrito High School 47-44 at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif. on Saturday, March 5, 2011, to win the school’s first North Coast Section Division III Championship. San Marin’s season ended two games later against Bishop O’Dowd High School from Oakland, Calif. Photo by Bryan Farley