Here’s wishing the happiest of birthdays to three wonderful visual journalists…
Brian Cetina is a copy editor and page designer for McClatchy’s production hub in Charlotte, N.C. A 2010 Graduate of Youngstown State University, Brian spent time with the Lima (Ohio) News and the Media General design hub in Hickory, N.C. before settling down in the Charlotte hub in 2011. Find his web site here and his Twitter feed here. Brian turns 29 today.
Rich Joseph Facun is a freelance photojournalist based in Virginia. A 2001 graduate of Ohio University, Rich spent four years as a photographer for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson and then another two years shooting for the Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk before moving in 2008 to the National of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. He returned to the U.S. in 2011. Find his photojournalism portfolio here, his blog here, his wedding photography business site here, his Facebook fan page here and his Twitter feed here.
Desiree Shoe is the London homepage editor of the New York Times. A 2007 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Desiree served internships with an advertising firm called University Directories, during the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Eurosport, and as a Pulliam Fellow at the Arizona Republic. Des spent a year-and-a-half as a full-time sports designer for the Republic before moving to the New York Times in 2009 as a news designer. She moved to the digital side in 2011 and, last year, was named senior staff editor and producer for the Times‘ dining section. She moved to London in August. Find her blog here and her Twitter feed here. Desiree turns 29 today.
Desiree, Brian and Rich share a birthday with actors Lorraine Bracco, Persis Khambatta, Avery Franklin Brooks, Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx, William Alexander “Bud” Abbott and George Robert Phillips McFarland (“Spanky” from Our Gang); musicians Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (better known as Sting), Donald “Don” McLean Jr., James Donald “Jim” Root (better known as No. 4 of Slipknot), Tiffany Renee Darwish (who normally goes only by her first name) and Ayumi “Ayu” Hamasaki; sports greats Mark Robert Rypien (football), Dereck Whittenburg, Tyson Cleotis Chandler (both basketball), Maurice Morning “Maury” Wills (baseball), Thomas Muster (tennis) and Frederico Chaves Guedes (soccer); TV host Kelly Marie Ripa Consuelos; movie critic Rex Taylor Reed; defense attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.; photographer Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz; NFL Films president Stephen Douglas “Steve” Sabol; politician Cordell Hull and Indian leader Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi.
In addition, today is Guardian Angels Day, National Custodial Workers Day, World Farm Animals Day and the International Day of Non Violence. Seriously.
Best wishes, you three! Have a truly excellent birthday today!