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By Chris KennedyPublished Mar 13, 2018 12:57AMHIGH SCHOOL, CA — It is a warm afternoon in this high school, and a young man is looking down on the school from a tree branch.
His backpack is full of photos and notes, his iPad cluttered with folders.
The young man’s name is Matthew J. Kowalczyk, he is from Brooklyn, and he is an assistant professor of photography at California State University, Fresno.
He is the first person in the school’s history to be featured on a national news program and the first to have his photos featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
It’s been nearly two months since the New Jersey-based newspaper published a profile of Kowalski, who teaches photography and visual storytelling at Cal State Fresno.
It was also a long time coming for the Times and Times-Picayune, the New Orleans-based print publication that originally published the story.
Kowalsky is also the first student to be profiled in the Times, which broke the story in March.
The profile is the only article that Kowalky’s family has seen and read in the paper, his parents say.
“I’m very proud to have been on the front page of the Times,” Kowalingy said.
“It was a huge accomplishment.”
In a story that ran the week after the profile, Kowalozy was honored with a certificate of recognition by the Times.
The Times published a letter that Kowskiewicz sent to his family saying, “I’m honored to be recognized as a contributing photographer to this magazine.”
The award for his work in the story went to Kowaleski and his family.
“This is just a great honor to be considered for the award,” said Kowaloski, a senior who will graduate next month.
The family of Matthew Kowaliszkski was shocked when they received the recognition.
He said they were surprised by the attention the news story garnered.
Kowskiaszki said he was surprised when he learned that the story had been published.
“There was a time when people didn’t know that there were photographers out there doing great work,” he said.
“It was shocking.
But there’s been a great deal of work done on it.”
The Times profile is just one of many that have highlighted the importance of photography for students at Cal, Fresno, and other local schools.
In February, a local newspaper named the state’s public schools the nation’s most digitally-savvy in its 2016 rankings, and in July, a report by the New England chapter of the Association of American Publishers called the California schools a leader in digital learning.
The New York Magazine, which covered Kowalyk’s work for the story, included a photograph of Kowski that went viral and garnered more than 11,000 comments.
The article was featured on the cover of the next issue of the magazine.
Kowlalski said that in many ways, he was inspired by the work of photographers such as David Bailey, who has taught at California schools since 1978.
Bailey is known for his photographs that have captivated audiences with captivating images of the landscape.
“He’s a very talented photographer, and that’s why I wanted to do the piece for the New Yorker,” Kowsky said.
His photos capture students and parents looking out of the window of his family’s home as they wait for their kids to return from school, taking in the scenery and the beauty of the surrounding woods.
“These are all images that are so incredibly beautiful and beautiful to look at and I hope people see them and enjoy them,” Kowlalsky said of his work.