RIT Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer to Lecture at RIT, Oct. 26




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Anthony Suau, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and Rochester Institute of Technology alumnus, will visit campus as part of the Charles Arnold Lecture Series, sponsored by RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.

Suau’s presentation, Politics & Conflict: Photographing the Human Condition, is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Suau was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for his images of famine in Ethiopia. Upon graduation from RIT in 1979, he served as a staff photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Denver Post.

Suau’s photographs of the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, along with those he captured in Kabul, Afghanistan, following the withdrawal of the Taliban, were part of an exhibition that debuted in 2003 at the City of the Museum of New York called “Between World–Kabul–New York. ”

Currently, Suau is based in Paris, France, and working as a contract photographer for Time. He has traveled the world, documenting the war-torn regions of Chechnya, Rwanda, Afghanistan and Iraq among others. A compilation of Suau’s war and anti-war images, “War Anti War,” was recently on exhibit at the Moscow House of Photography in Moscow, Russia and at the Shanghai Art Museum in Shanghai, China. A book with the same name will be coming out in early 2007.

For more information about the Charles Arnold Lecture Series, contact RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at (585) 475-2770.

MEDIA NOTE: An image taken by Suau is at http://www.rit.edu/news/pics/Suau_photo.jpg