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  • Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media: 4/10-11
Words and Pictures That Matter
One Thousand Pictures:
RFK's Last Journey

Film Screening, featuring photos by Paul Fusco
April 10 :: 3:10-4:45, Baker Center Theater
VisCom Exhibit:
April 10 :: 5-7:00, Dairy Barn
Reflecting on Pictures:
A Conversation

Paul Fusco (with Will Hopkins)
April 11 :: 9:30-11:30, Baker Center Theater
Believing is Seeing:
How News Images Change Politics

Clarence E. Page (BSJ '69)
Columnist, Chicago Tribune
April 11 :: 2:10-3:30, Baker Center Theater
Seeing is Sharing:
Breaking News via New Media

Laura Flanders
Founder/Host, Grit TV
April 11 :: 3:45-5:00, Baker Center Theater
From the Other Side of the Lens
Rev. Jesse Jackson
Founder: Rainbow PUSH Coalition
April 11 :: 5:15-6:30, Baker Center Ballroom
Public Reception
April 11 :: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Baker Center Ballroom
All events are free and open to the public
  • Speaker Biographies:
Paul Fusco (BFA '57) was born in Leominster, Mass. He became interested in photography in the mid-1940s and pursued it as a serious hobby, eventually gaining some awareness and experience as a photographer in the United States Army Signal Corps in Korea from 1951-53. After the war he studied photojournalism at Ohio University and received his B.F.A. in 1957. He moved to New York City and started his career as a staff photographer with LOOK Magazine, where he worked as a staff photographer until 1971. Most of his photography was of the many social issues that were of major concern in the U.S. and in many other places in the world. During that period, he produced significant works about destitute miners in Kentucky, Hispanic ghetto life in New York, runaway youths trying to survive in the city, cultural changes and experimentation and clashes in California, everyday life across the U.S., farming, Native American reservations, small towns, migrant labor, Black life in the Mississippi delta, religious proselytizing in the South and many other topics. He also looked at life and social issues in other countries: Russia, England, Israel, Egypt, Japan, southeast Asia, Brazil, Chile and Mexico, as well as an extended study of the "Iron Curtain" stretching from northern Finland to Iran. After LOOK folded, Fusco approached Magnum Photos and in 1973 became an associate and then a member in 1974. His photography has been published widely in many major U.S. magazines: Time, Life, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Psychology Today and others. Fusco's work also has been widely published in magazines throughout the world via Magnum Photos. Mr. Fusco has spent most of his career trying to understand what life is like and means to the people he works with and to try to make the reality of those lives emotionally and intellectually understandable to others.
Will Hopkins gained his early reputation working with Willy Fleckhaus at the legendary German magazine Twen and later in New York as art director of LOOK Magazine. He has been a major force in the innovative use of photography in the U.S. Rare for an art director, Hopkins was a founding partner in the start-ups of American Photographer and American Health magazines. He also redesigned Forbes, Sports Afield, Food & Wine, Mother Earth News and Architectural Digest. He is on the magazine-design faculty of the Stanford University Professional Publishing Course. Hopkins received the very first National Magazine Award for Graphic Excellence.
Clarence Page (BSJ '69), the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, is a columnist syndicated nationally by Tribune Media Services and a member of The Chicago Tribune's editorial board. Page also has been a regular contributor of essays to The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and a regular panelist on "The McLaughlin Group," NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show," ABC's "Nightline" and BET's "Lead Story" news-discussion panel programs. Page's awards also include a 1980 Illinois UPI awards for community service for an investigative series titled "The Black Tax" and the Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting in 1976. He also participated in a Tribune investigative series about vote fraud that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the Chicago Headline Club and the National Association of Black Journalists. In 1992, he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame. Page was a reporter, producer and community affairs director at WBBM-TV from 1980 to 1984. Before that he was a reporter and assistant city editor for The Chicago Tribune. His book "Showing My Color: Impolite Essays on Race and Identity" was published in 1996 by Harper Collins. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he grew up in Middletown. He began his journalism career as a freelance writer and photographer for The Middletown Journal and The Cincinnati Enquirer at the age of 17. He graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor of science in journalism in 1969. He also has received honorary degrees from Columbia College in Chicago, Lake Forest College, the Chicago Theological Seminary and the John Marshall School of Law, among others. Page is married, has one son, and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC.
Laura Flanders is founder and host of GritTV. She's a long-time journalist, author and media activist. She wrote The New York Times bestseller "Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species" (2004, Verso) and "Blue Grit: Making Impossible, Improbable, and Inspirational Political Change in America" (2007, The Penguin Press) and edited "At the Tea Party…" (2010, O/R books.) Before founding GritTV, she hosted "The Laura Flanders Show" on Air America Radio from the network's start to 2007. Before that, she was the founding host of "Your Call" on public radio KALW in San Francisco. She is also a regular contributor to The Nation magazine, CounterPunch and The Huffington Post. Flanders helped to found and directed the Women's Desk at the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR) where for more than 10 years she also produced and hosted "CounterSpin," FAIR's nationally-syndicated radio program. Flanders is a regular commentator on MSNBC's "The Ed Show," where she has become the go-to source for reliable, progressive analysis of the day's top stories. She was recently declared a NY Moves "Power Woman of the Year." Her Twitter account is @GRITlaura.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past 40 years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On Aug. 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Rev. Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Rev. Jackson has been called the "Conscience of the Nation" and "the Great Unifier," challenging Americans to be inclusive and to establish just and humane priorities for the benefit of all. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, culture, class, gender and belief. Born on Oct. 8, 1941 in Greenville, S.C., Rev. Jackson graduated from the public schools in Greenville and then enrolled in the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. He later transferred to North Carolina A&T State University and graduated in 1964. He began his theological studies at Chicago Theological Seminary but deferred his studies when he began working full-time in the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was ordained on June 30, 1968, by the Rev. Clay Evans and earned his Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2000 (read more).
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