Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer/Cancer Survivor at Harford Community College on November 1

From Harford Community College:

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer John Kaplan will be a guest speaker at Harford Community College at 1:30 PM on Monday, November 1, in the Student Center, Room 243. During his visit, Kaplan will show a short video about his cancer survival and hold a question and answer session with audience members. Kaplan, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1992 for his project about the lifestyles of Appalachian 21-year-olds, has had his work exhibited at The Smithsonian and galleries around the world. The general public is invited to this free event.

One of America’s most accomplished photographers, Kaplan has been awarded numerous honors. In 2003, he received the Overseas Press Club Award for Feature Photography for his project on survivors of torture in West Africa and the Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism. The Robert F. Kennedy Foundation, National Headliner Awards, Best of Photojournalism Competition, Pictures of the Year International, Society of News Design and Photo District News Best of Photography Contest also recognized the project.

Kaplan was named Photographer of the Year in the annual Pictures of the Year contest in 1989. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged in the United States that same year. In 2003, his work in West Africa was again recognized by the RFK Foundation.

Kaplan is a professor at the University of Florida where he teaches photography, design and international journalism. Twice he has been named a photography juror for the Pulitzer Prizes. Kaplan lectures at photo workshops and seminars across the globe and has also been recognized for his work in poetry and writing. In 2003, he published Photo Portfolio Success, a book which serves as a guide to submitting and selling photographs.