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Pulitzer Center @ NABJ: How to Enterprise Your Visual Storytelling

Event Date:

August 4, 2023 | 10:30 AM CDT TO 11:30 AM CDT


Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N

Birmingham, AL 35203

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The Pulitzer Center is excited to once again join the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention, which will be held this year in Birmingham, Alabama, on August 2-6.

NABJ convention attendees are invited to attend a discussion with Pulitzer Center grantees about the power of visual storytelling. The free, in-person event will be held Friday, August 4, 10:30-11:30am CDT. 

Moderator and journalist Ashonti Ford will be joined by photojournalists Sarahbeth Maney, Tara Pixley, and Gavin McIntyre. Read more about them below.

Our panelists:

  • Ashonti Ford is a well-traveled journalist who has reported for newsrooms nationwide. Ford has been awarded several Pulitzer Center grants to uncover international and domestic issues that affect farming communities, migrant workers, women, and children—as well as to dig into underreported aspects of Black history. You can read more about Ford’s Pulitzer Center-funded projects here.
  • Sarahbeth Maney is a staff photographer at the Detroit Free Press. Her work focuses on education, disability, and social issues that disproportionately impact Black and brown communities. Before joining the Free Press, she was a freelance photographer. Her photos have been featured in The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. Click here to read more about her Pulitzer Center-funded project Reclaiming Her Space: Birthing Through a Pandemic.
  • Gavin McIntyre, born and raised in California, works as a staff photographer for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. He discovered his love for storytelling in a small multimedia journalism class at American River College in Sacramento, California. He has worked for Al Jazeera America's Fault Lines, The Bay City Times, The Sacramento Bee, and The State. You can read more about his Pulitzer Center-funded project Between Two Rivers: Searching for Omar ibn Said by clicking here.
  • Tara Pixley is a queer Jamaican-American photojournalist and assistant journalism professor at Temple University. Her photography, which reimagines race, gender, and LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities through a liberation lens, has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Newsweek, Allure, HuffPost, ProPublica, Nieman Reports, and ESPN, among many others. Click here to read more about her Pulitzer Center-funded project Immersed in Oil.