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Connections: Photojournalism Pulitzer Prize winners/finalists on visual storytelling, part 1

Mar 20, 2019

A number of RIT alumni have been selected as winners or finalists for Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism. The alumni have been recognized with 13 prizes over the last decade. Several of those winners are in Rochester this week to share their work and discuss the art of visual storytelling. They join us in a special two-part broadcast today and Thursday.

This hour, we sit down with Paula Bronstein, a 2011 finalist in Breaking News Photography who was recognized for her coverage of historic floods in Pakistan. We’re also joined by David Carson, a 2015 winner in Breaking News Photography who captured images of Ferguson, Missouri after the death of Michael Brown. In studio:

  • William Snyder, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, and chair of the Photojournalism Program at RIT
  • Paula Bronstein, photojournalist who was a 2011 Pulitzer Prize finalist in Breaking News Photography
  • David Carson, photojournalist who was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner in Breaking News Photography