RIT Hosts Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographers Jay Dickman and Larry Price, March 23
Presentations sponsored by Olympus America
March 9, 2009
by Kelly Downs
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Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists Jay Dickman and Larry Price will share their images and insight about attaining successful careers next month at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Their presentations, sponsored by Olympus America Inc., is at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium on the RIT campus. The event is free and open to the public. Olympus will raffle off an Olympus E-520 Digital SLR camera immediately following.
With more than 60 years combined experience working in the photojournalism field, Dickman and Price will talk about their inspiration and tools of the trade.
Dickman has covered the war in El Salvador, the Olympics, six Super Bowls and the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer in Journalism for Feature Photography for his work in El Salvador. Over the past decade, Dickman has worked with National Geographic magazine.
Price has won two Pulitzers—the first in 1981 for photographs of Liberian executions and the second in 1985 for images from the civil wars in Angola and El Salvador. Price is director of photography for Cox Ohio Newspapers, publishers of the Dayton Daily News and eight newspapers in the greater Dayton region. His photographs have been published in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic.
Dickman and Price are members of the Olympus Visionaries Program, a partnership created by Olympus America Inc. that recognizes the work of some of the most talented still photographers.
For more information, contact RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at(585) 475-2770.
Credit and caption information for photographs:
Jay Dickman, image of gray whale
Caption: Dickman gets up close and personal with a gray whale in Baja, Calif.
Larry Price, image of bronco rider
Caption: Saddle bronco rider Harold Miller adjusts his grip before his event at a Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo in Los Angeles. The Bill Pickett Rodeo is the country’s only black rodeo. Price documented the rodeo for two years and the story was published in LIFE magazine.