On Wednesday the 17th at 10 o’clock in the morning a giant air balloon lifted more then 30 feet into the air, with a gleaming gold hairstyle. The Trump chicken rose into the sky. The Trump Chicken balloon was on campus to call attention to a student organized voter registration drive. The student Democratic organization on campus gave out several hundred free hot dogs to get students to register to vote. More than 77 students registered to vote. Hundreds came out to view the giant chicken and have a free hot dog or two. Several local candidates were there to encourage the students to register and vote and talk about their political agendas.
Charles Finlay has been a working photographer for over twenty years. After his formal studies in photography at The New York Institute of Photography, he worked in many commercial studios in New York. After serving in the US Army in Vietnam his interest turned to documentary and photojournalism. Working as a photojournalist in New York and San Francisco, he produced images for numerous publications world wide. Mr. Finlay has completed masters studies in photography at UC Berkeley, and also holds a PhD. He has been Nominated for “Best Of Photography” 1991. Photographic assignments included: Time, Woman’s Day, Newsweek, City of New York, Pageant, President Reagan’s campaign, President Carter, Governor Brown, Prince Charles, CBS News, NBC News production facility, Mayor of San Francisco, Mayor of San Jose, and many local political campaigns. Mr. Finlay has been specializing in political campaign photography, as he covers news events of interest. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association.