Special Lecture: An Evening with POY Multimedia Photographer of the Year Brent McDonald
October 30th – 7:00 pm wine and networking 7:30 pm lecture and screening
BRENT McDONALD, a senior video journalist at The New York Times, reports, shoots, and edits documentary news videos for nytimes.com. In 2014, he was voted POYi Multimedia Photographer of the Year for a body of work, including two half-hour documentaries: Hers to Lose, about Christine Quinn’s failed bid for mayor of New York City, and The Trials of Jacob Mach, about a former Sudanese lost boy’s journey through the Atlanta Police Academy. In January 2014, McDonald took a post in The Times’ Chicago bureau covering the American Midwest.
Since joining The Times in 2005, as one of the first members of the newsroom’s video operation (along with CPC board member Craig Duff), McDonald has reported compelling human stories on a wide range of issues and events, including reconstruction after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, heroin addiction, homelessness, immigration, banking reform, water pollution, the Boston Marathon bombing, and most recently, the aftermath of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Before coming to The Times, he was an independent documentary producer and cameraman in Oakland, California, working for such venues as PBS Frontline/World, NOVA, and the Times-Discovery Channel.
In this special evening at the Chicago Photography Center, in conjunction with an exhibit of the best photography from the POY awards, Brent will discuss his method for letting the content determine the style of the story. He’ll show examples and take audience questions.
October 30 – 7:00 pm
Chicago Photography Center
621 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657
Suggested donation: $5