Jeff Faughender wins 2021 Media Eclipse Award for pictures

Stella McDaniel

The Eclipse Awards declared Thursday that Louisville Courier journalist Jeff Faughender gained the pictures award for his amazing picture “Between the Shadows.”

Faughender, who is from Louisville, gained his very first Eclipse Award for a rooftop photograph capturing the full 20-horse discipline from the May well 1 race. With the horses racing down the Churchill Downs extend following the commence of the Operate for the Roses, Faughender captured the Derby area in amongst the shadows forged by the famed Twin Spires in excess of the racetrack.

Faughender has been with the Courier-Journal for 22 yrs in different capacities and has labored as a visible journalist given that 2017.

“I’m definitely blown absent by it,” Faughender said on winning the Eclipse Award. “I am thrilled outside of text. It’s quite an accomplishment for me and the persons who supported me at The Courier Journal.”

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