Event

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Larry C. Price Speaks at University of Missouri

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Lead poisoning victim Royce Sakaloa, 6, plays in her backyard less than 50m from the entrance to the former mine. Image by Larry C. Price. Zambia, 2017.

Lead poisoning victim Royce Sakaloa, 6, plays in her backyard less than 50m from the entrance to the former mine. Image by Larry C. Price. Zambia, 2017.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00PM
Missouri School of Journalism
204 Neff Hall
Columbia, MO 65201
United States

Join two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Larry C. Price on April 26, 2018, for a discussion at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Price shares his images and first-hand accounts from his reporting on critical environmental issues, which include the health impacts of gold mining, battery recycling, lead mining, leather tanning and textile manufacturing across Asia and Africa.

Price utilizes photography and multimedia journalism to provide a deeper understanding of the far reaching consequences resulting from environmental destruction and pollution. 

The free public event is part of the Smith/Patterson Science Journalism Fellowship and Lecture Series, a joint initiative of the Pulitzer Center and the Missouri School of Journalism, a Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner. Ann Peters, Pulitzer Center university and community outreach director, joins Price during his two-day visit to the campus, which will include conversations in classes and other sessions.

During the visit, the University also will recognize the second winner of the $5,000 Smith/Patterson Pulitzer Center student fellowship. Last year's winner, Neeta Satam, documented the threatened wetland ecosystem of Loktak Lake in India. For her project, "Manipur: Where the Islands Float," Satam was recognized as a Region 7 finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists 2018 Mark of Excellence Awards in the Feature Photography category.