Photojournalism: Then and Now
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Highland Heights, KY
If it happened, the Associated Press was there – often with a camera. Santiago Lyon will narrate an illustrated history of wire service photography, which brought the world to our doorsteps with iconic images. The story of AP photography is also the story of applied use of technology. In the 1930s, phone lines replaced rail and air transport as a means of delivering photos from the field to the newsroom, compressing hours into minutes. Further technological advances would make it possible to send more photos faster and in color. Today, digital delivery is instantaneous, and a shift to video is changing what it means to be an AP photographer.
Santiago Lyon, vice president and director of photography
The Associated Press
Santiago Lyon is responsible for the global photo report and the hundreds of photographers and photo editors worldwide who produce it. He has 26 years of experience in news-service photography and has won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of conflicts around the globe. He joined the Associated Press in 1991, after working for United Press International and Reuters. Lyon served as the Associated Press photo editor for Spain and Portugal from 1995 until 2003, when he was named director of photography. In the same year, he accepted a Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University. In 2005, under Lyon's direction, the Associated Press earned its 29th Pulitzer Prize for photography, for work on the war in Iraq by a team of eleven photographers, five of them Iraqis. In 2007, the Associated Press won its 30th Pulitzer Prize for photography, for a single image made by Oded Balilty.
When & Where
Six@Six Lecture Series
Six@Six is a community lectures series sponsored by Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. Think of this as your chance to go to college, minus the tuition, the morning classes and the pressure of grades.
The season will start with an evaluation of the Constitution and the Emancipation Proclamation and end with a look into the dark side of the life of Machiavelli. In between, you’ll learn about the evolution of wire service photography, the effects of consuming energy cocktails, wobbly atoms, and the truth behind police drama forensic science.
Six@Six is hosted by three of our region’s finest arts and cultural institutions: The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Behringer-Crawford Museum and The Mercantile Library. This year for the first time a lecture will be held in Northern Kentucky University’s new state-of-the-art Digitorium in Griffin Hall. The lectures begin this fall and stretch into next spring. The six lectures each start at 6 p.m. and cost $6 (buy a season pass for $30; students are free.)