Prize-winning photographers give students inside look at their careers

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Photographer Jay Dickman gets up close and personal with a gray whale in Baja California, Mexico.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalists Jay Dickman and Larry Price will visit campus to share their images and insight about attaining successful careers.

Their presentations, sponsored by Olympus America Inc., are at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium. 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.

Both 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 475-2770.