In conjunction with the Lovejoy Award, three award-winning war photographers displayed and discussed some of their most compelling work.
This event was cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Co-owner and member, NOOR Photo Agency
Through documentary photography, Andrea Bruce brings attention to people living in the aftermath of war.
For eight years she has chronicled the world’s most troubled areas as a staff photographer for The Washington Post. She focused on Iraq from 2003 to the present, following the intricacies and obstacles of the conflict experienced by Iraqis and the US military. She also wrote a weekly column for The Post called “Unseen Iraq.”
Her awards include top honors from the White House News Photographers Association (where she has been named Photographer of the Year four times), several awards from the International Pictures of the Year contest, and the prestigious John Faber award from the Overseas Press Club in New York.
She has also been a finalist for The Aftermath Project grant and a 2011 recipient of the Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship. In 2010 she received the WHNPA grant for her work in Ingushetia.
In 2012, she was the recipient of the first Chris Hondros Fund Award for the “commitment, willingness and sacrifice shown in her work.”
Andrea is currently based in Mexico City and is available for photography and multimedia assignments.
Documentary photographer, author and educator
Nina Berman’s photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 100 international venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, and Dublin Contemporary. She has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, (NYFA), the Open Society Foundation, World Press Photo and Hasselblad among others. She is the author of two monographs: Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, and Homeland, which examine the aftermath of war and the militarization of American life. Her photographic series Marine Wedding was exhibited at the Whitney Biennial 2010, and is considered an iconic work on the Iraq war. She is an associate professor at Columbia University and is a member of the Amsterdam based NOOR photo collective. She lives in her hometown of New York City.
American news photographer, the Washington Post
Coming of age in a working-class family in Bethlehem, Pa., Carol Guzy’s artistic ambitions seemed impossible to fulfill. “Everyone I knew said, ‘Oh, if you’re an artist, you’ll starve,'” she recalls, so Guzy chose nursing school; but as she now laughs, “I was scared to death I was going to kill someone.” While reconsidering, she was given a camera, launching her career of prizewinning photojournalism. Carol Guzy has earned three Pulitzers and three awards in the NPPA’s “Photographer of the Year” contests.