Ross Taylor speaks to South Carolina students April 14 & 15

One of America’s great photojournalists will speak on campus next week.
Ross Taylor is last year’s national Photojournalist of the Year. He works in still photography, video and multimedia. His blog “The Image, Deconstructed” has been named one of the top journalism blogs in the country. He is an inspirational speaker with a reputation for mentoring new talent. Any of our students will grow from attending one of his presentations.
All presentations are in the Carolina Coliseum CEO Room.
Sunday April 14, 6 pm; Photo Night open to public
Topic: A Chance in Hell
Taylor discusses his coverage of a hospital in Afghanistan that earned multiple awards last year, including a nomination for a Pulitzer prize.
Monday April 15, 10:30 am; All students, faculty & staff welcome
Topic: Passion & Purpose: Telling Stories that Matter
Taylor specializes in long-term stories that are compassionate & unflinching. He discusses how students can take their images further by digging deeper into their subjects’ lives, and deeper into themselves.
Monday April 15, noon; J-school students, faculty & staff welcome
Lunch with Ross
Come by to eat free pizza and meet Ross.
Sponsored by USC Chapter of NPPA.
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For more information, contact Denise McGill.


Ross Taylor Taylor was named Photojournalist of the Year (Large Markets) by the National Press Photographers Association for 2012. With the help of Logan Mock-Bunting Taylor created “The Image, Deconstructed” blog in 2011 to examine the psychology behind great photographs. It has gained a strong following. Previously, Taylor worked at The Hartford Courant. His other awards include Northern Photographer of the Year, New England Photographer of the Year (Region 1), Virginia Photographer of the Year and North Carolina Photographer of the Year (twice). He’s a graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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