Pulitzer Prize-recognized Alumni Visit

Flood victims grab aid

Photo by Paula Bronstein '78 (photojournalism): Supplies are dropped from a Pakistan Army helicopter in August 2010 following historic floods affecting more than 20 million people in the region.

RIT’s College of Art and Design has a long list of accomplished alumni who have made a difference in the world.

Four of them — from the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences — are visiting RIT from March 19-22 for a series of special events that are open to the public. The photography alumni have all been recognized as either Pulitzer Prize winners or finalists, promising RIT and the greater community exposure to acclaimed experts in the fields of storytelling and photojournalism. They are scheduled to visit classes, deliver talks and present at a multidisciplinary symposium in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and the Center for Engaged Storycraft.

The visiting alumni are: Paula Bronstein ’78 (2011 finalist), David Carson ’94 (2015 winner), Edmund Fountain ’03 (2010 finalist) and David Wallace ’01 (2018 winner). The events have been organized by the College of Art and Design’s own multi-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, William Snyder, professor and Photojournalism undergraduate program director.

Schedule

Wednesday, March 20

6:00 p.m.: General panel discussion with the Pulitzer Prize-recognized alumni in MAGIC Spell Studios’ Wegmans Theater.

Thursday, March 21

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.: Public program featuring the alumni at the recently debuted RIT City Art Space (280 East Main St., first floor of Sibley Tower, Rochester, N.Y., 14604).

Friday, March 22

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.:  The alumni guests will share hard-earned insights into the science, art, craft and ethics of researching, discovering, experiencing, gathering and disseminating a story during a symposium. They will be joined by other faculty panelists. The event will be held in MAGIC Spell Studios’ Wegmans Theater.

For full bios of the four alumni guests, visit here.


Contact
Lisa Vasaturo


475-3112

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
MAGIC Spell Studios
Room/Location:
Wegman Theater
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Room/Location:
RIT City Art Space
Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room/Location:
Wegman Theater
Who

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested

No

Topics
alumni
art and design
faculty
photography