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Making News: A Discussion of Photojournalism (panel discussion)

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2005
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

• Is a photograph on the front page of your daily paper merely news, or is it art?

• How are news photos made, selected, and edited?

• Why do certain news images become lasting icons of a generation, capable of catalyzing public attention and opinion?

Join a distinguished panel of experts to explore these and other questions related to photojournalism. Complements the exhibitions Pictures for the Press and Scene of the Crime: Photo by Weegee.

John F. Kennedy / Flora

About the Panelists
Michael Parks is director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and former editor of the Los Angeles Times.

Philip Gefter is culture picture editor and former page one picture editor at the New York Times.

David Lubin is professor at Wake Forest University and author of Shooting Kennedy: JFK and the Culture of Images.

Molly Bingham is a freelance journalist and photographer and a former White House photographer. She covered the Iraq invasion as an independent journalist, without being embedded with the U.S. military.

About her photograph shown here, Bingham writes:

"The Teacher is an intelligent, kind, gentle man, quick to smile and make a joke. Inspired by the foreign fighters who fought in Adhamiya during the war, the Teacher was moved after the collapse of Baghdad to do something, 'an explosion to express our feelings.' He found a group of like-minded people within a week and filled a role as weapons procurer for the group. No 'Saddam loyalist,' 'terrorist,' or 'criminal,' the Teacher defies definitions of the resistance. Here, Teacher sits on the bank of the Tigris River early one morning, prayer beads in hand, before going to his job."

Iraq Resistance / Bingham

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.