New York Times Pulitzer award-winning alum to talk at DSC April 20

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Stephen Crowley, a staff photographer for The New York Times, will give a presentation on “Photography, Art and Politics” at Daytona State College on Thursday, April 20, at 1 p.m., in room 118 of the Photography Building on the Daytona Beach Campus.

James Pearson, director of the college’s Southeast Museum of Photography, will lead a discussion following the talk and presentation of the award-winning photojournalist’s photographs.

A 1975 graduate of Daytona State’s School of Photography, Crowley started his career as a photographer at the Beacon News, a community paper in Jupiter, Florida. He joined the staff of The New York Times in 1992, primarily covering politics from their Washington Bureau. He is known for consistently taking risks in his photography and for employing complex compositions in newspaper photography long before the style became trendy.


His political photographs show his Washington subjects warts and all, pushing the boundaries of photojournalism. In personal projects like “Crowleygraphs,” he combines two or more images of political and personal subjects, creating a sharp sense of irony.

In 2002, Crowley was named Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers’ Association for a portfolio that included his essays, “Voices of Afghanistan” and “A Day in the Life of President Bush.” That same year he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of photographers shooting in Afghanistan. He received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. In 2005 American Photo Magazine listed Crowley as one of 100 Most Important People in Photography. His personal photography has been exhibited in shows at the Library of Congress, National Geographic Society, Southeast Museum of Photography and the Corcoran Art Museum.

For further information, contact Dan Biferie, chair of DSC’s School of Photography, (386) 506-3581.


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