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Chicago Tribune photographer to speak Feb. 3

January 23, 2012
Scott Strazzante

Scott Strazzante

GradComm and the Northern Star will present “Shooting From the Hip: How Photojournalism is Reaching its Golden Age,” featuring Chicago Tribune staff photographer Scott Strazzante.

The event takes place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Cavan Auditorium (Gabel Hall 126).

Strazzante will speak  on his 25-year career at Chicago-area newspapers and the changes he has seen in the profession over that time. He will share his favorite images and multimedia projects while explaining why this just might be the golden age of photojournalism.

Meet-and-greet opportunities will be available before and after the event.

A lunch at Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 12:30 p.m. Another meet-and-greet will take place after the colloquium concludes until 3 p.m. in Cavan Auditorium.

Strazzante started working for the Chicago Tribune in 2001 and is an eight-time Illinois Photographer of the Year.

He was named the 1998 National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and the Missouri School of Journalism in the 58th Pictures of the Year contest.

Strazzante is a two-time Southern Photographer of the Year and has been named NIU’s Journalist of the Year, only the second photographer in 37 years to receive the award. He has covered the Super Bowl, the World Series and three Olympic Games.

For more information on the colloquium, contact Jerry Burnes at [email protected] or (815) 325-6875.