For an up-close view of photographs that won OPC awards this year, and a chance to meet some of the photographers, join the OPC Sept. 25 at the Columbia University School of Journalism.
The event will include a photo exhibit showcasing work by Tyler Hicks of The New York Times, who won the OPC’s Robert Capa Gold Medal and a Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Kenyan mall massacre; OPC board member Robert Nickelsberg, who won the Olivier Rebbot Award for his book “Afghanistan – A Distant War“; and Jerome Delay of AP, who won the John Faber Award for his photos of unrest in the Central African Republic.
Nickelsberg will join Sarah Voisin, a 2009 OPC winner, and James Estrin, who is co-editor of The New York Times Lens Blog, to discuss best practices on international reporting. Voisin won the John Faber award in 2009 for her photos of Mexico’s drug war. She is a photographer for the Washington Post, and a co-founder of Women Photojournalists of Washington. Abi Wright, executive director of prizes at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an OPC board member, will moderate.