June 4, 2023

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Jeff Faughender wins 2021 Media Eclipse Award for pictures

The Eclipse Awards announced Thursday that Louisville Courier journalist Jeff Faughender received the pictures award for his beautiful picture “Between the Shadows.”

Faughender, who is from Louisville, gained his initial Eclipse Award for a rooftop photograph capturing the entire 20-horse discipline from the May perhaps 1 race. With the horses racing down the Churchill Downs stretch right after the start off of the Operate for the Roses, Faughender captured the Derby discipline in involving the shadows solid by the famed Twin Spires above the racetrack.

Faughender has been with the Courier-Journal for 22 decades in various capacities and has worked as a visual journalist considering the fact that 2017.

“I’m seriously blown absent by it,” Faughender mentioned on winning the Eclipse Award. “I am thrilled outside of phrases. It’s quite an accomplishment for me and the men and women who supported me at The Courier Journal.”