Salwan Georges, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post, is presenting a talk titled "What I've Seen" on the RIT campus. It is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Wegmans Theater (MAGIC Spell Studios). Georges has covered recent major world events, including the war in Ukraine and earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.
The event is part of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences' Charles Arnold Lecture Series.
About Salwan Georges
Salwan Georges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for The Washington Post. He studied journalism at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. In 2020, Georges was awarded a Pulitzer Prize as part of a staff entry from The Washington Post covering climate change around the world (Chloe Coleman '13 was the project's picture editor). In 2021, Georges was named Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International for covering a racial reckoning in Minneapolis, an unforgettable U.S. national election, and a deadly pandemic. This year, he was named Photographer of the Year by NPPA. His work on Middle Eastern communities in the U.S. has been exhibited at the Arab American National Museum and has been added to a collection at the Library of Congress in D.C. Most recently, Salwan has been documenting the crisis in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake.
By Salwan Georges/The Washington Post: Georgy Keburia says goodbye to his wife Maya and children as they board a train to Lviv at a train station in Odesa, Ukraine, Saturday, March 5, 2022. As the fight in Eastern Ukraine intensified, hundreds of Ukrainian women and children who escaped cities like Mariupol, Kherson, and Mykolaiv, were trying desperately to board a train and leave before the violence of the war reached the city. Men, like Georgy, went with their families to say their final goodbye because they have to stay and fight the Russians. As of December of 2022, Georgy was still in Odesa, part of the Army reserve, and his family took refuge in France after leaving Ukraine.
When and Where
Open to the Public