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October 15, 2011


ABC News sent me a link to this segment, featuring yours truly. The piece aired in prime time this past September 11. The subject: Richard Drew's "Falling Man" picture and two reunions of people in photographs taken the day of the attacks--images that showed the compassion of first responders.

October 6, 2011

Awards Season Begins

Come one, come all to the 31st annual W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund grant-recipient ceremony, which provides $30,000 to a photographer working in the humanist tradition of Gene Smith, pioneer of the photo essay. A smaller fellowship grant will also be dispensed, along with the Howard Chapnick Grant, which goes to a photojournalism mentor, educator, scholar, manager, or innovator.

This year’s ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 pm, at New York City’s Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street).

ALSO… The 2012 World Press Photo Contest organizers have kindly requested that I be the jury chair for next year's awards. I’m thrilled by the honor and daunted by the challenge.