Claude Cookman, Professor of Journalism
Monday, March 19, 4:00 pm
Ernie Pyle Lounge (2nd Floor)
Ernie Pyle Hall
Cookman will speak on his research in progress, a book on the tradition of humanism practiced by French magazine photojournalists from the 1930s through the 1970s. He will also discuss this tradition’s influence on American photojournalism. This project grows out of his 2010-11 sabbatical.
Claude Cookman is a Hoosier, a native of Anderson. For more than 18 years he enjoyed a professional career in daily journalism, primarily as a photography editor at the Associated Press in New York, The Louisville Times, where he shared in the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Photography, and The Miami Herald. He earned a doctorate in the history of photography from Princeton University. Cookman’s second book, entitled American Photojournalism: Motivations and Meanings, was published in 2009 by Northwestern University Press. He has taught visual communication, including the history of photography, at Indiana University’s School of Journalism since 1990. His research specialization is French magazine photojournalism.