Aiken, Paul

Aiken, Paul
Aiken, Paul, 1961-, interviewee; Jones, Susan B., interviewer; McCutcheon, Liz, videographer;
Date Recorded:
August 6, 2014
Date digitized:
August 6, 2014
Length of interview:
58 minutes, 27 seconds

Paul Aiken, photo editor at the Daily Camera, shares his experiences and observations of the September 2013 flood in Boulder County.  He describes the challenges related to traveling in dangerous flood conditions in order to capture photos to publish in the Daily Camera.  He discusses some experiences that various team members had, especially in trying to reach some of the mountain towns. He offers insights about journalism in general and photojournalism in particular. He talks about the extent of the flood damage and the resilience of people as they coped with the disaster. Lastly, he tells the stories behind some of the photos published in the book published by the Daily Camera, which is titled A Thousand Year Rain: The Historic Flood of 2013 in Boulder and Larimer Counties, and reflects on some of the individuals and families who were greatly affected by the severe flooding.

Floods, Colorado, Boulder County.
Natural disasters, Colorado, Boulder County.
Flooding, Colorado, Boulder County.
Journalism, Colorado, Boulder County.
Journalists, Colorado, Boulder County.
Photojournalism, Colorado, Boulder County.
Jamestown (Boulder County, Colo.).
Boulder (Colo.).
Salina (Boulder County, Colo.).
Original Format:
This interview is one of a series about the Boulder County Flood of 2013
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