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February 18, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
3415 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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During the 1950s and 1960s, before network television news hit its prime, the struggle for Black equality was largely captured in black-and-white images by photographers employed by newspapers, magazines and wire services.

Among the best were Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks, Charles Moore, Ernest Withers and Lee Friedlander.

In this lecture, we’ll meet these five photographers, review their iconic images and study the factors that made their photos timeless.

John Kerans – a life-long journalist – is a graduate of the Army’s photojournalism school who later earned his BA in photojournalism at the University of Minnesota.

His journalism career – largely in television news – has included stints as a reporter in Chicago, an assignment editor in Minneapolis, a TV news director in Des Moines.

Since 2015, John has been an instructor for the Digital Photography Certificate Program offered by Continuing Education at STLCC, Saint Louis Community College.

Prior to STLCC, he taught at Arizona State, Scottsdale College and the University of Kansas.

John holds a community college teaching certificate from Arizona State, and earned an MA in advertising at Lindenwood University.

Each year since 2013, John has judged entries in the annual journalism competition sponsored by the New York Press Club, evaluating material from the likes of NBC Dateline, Time Magazine and The New Yorker.

IPHF’s Virtual Lecture Series will be hosted on the Zoom Video Communications platform. Links to meetings will be provided after registration. Technical assistance will be available at IPHF by phone and email.

Admission:$5 Members/$10 Non Members

Please call (314) 535-1999 or email [email protected] for further assistance

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