JCU's Introduction to Photojournalism Explores Different Worlds on Rome's Streets

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A photo by Professor Donald Winslow

A photo by Professor Donald Winslow

According to Professor Donald Winslow, “Rome is one of the most photogenic and amazing places in the world, the perfect location to teach photojournalism. John Cabot’s students are challenged here to go beyond the classic beauty of the ancient city to see the people and events of Rome as documentary photojournalists, seeking to capture the significant moments of life which depict our cultural experiences. It is also a voyage of self-discovery for the students who are engaged in the process of becoming citizens of the world.”

This photo, which Professor Winslow took recently during an on location session of JRN 199 Introduction to Photojournalism, shows how different worlds meet on the streets of the Eternal City.

Photojournalist and author Donald Winslow is the editor of News Photographer magazine for the National Press Photographers Association, as well as being the editor of NPPA’s Web site and their annual print edition of the Best Of Photojournalism. His thirty-seven year career includes being a photographer, picture editor, graphics editor, director of photography, writer, and new media producer. Winslow worked for Reuters as a photojournalist and editor based in Washington, DC, covering the White House, Capitol Hill, and major league sports and Olympic Games. He also worked for Reuters NewMedia in New York City and Washington. His newspaper career includes The Palm Beach Post, The Pittsburgh Press, The Milwaukee Journal Co., The Republic in Columbus, IN, and The Wabash Plain Dealer. While at Reuters he worked on developing early applications for digital technology and remote transmitting. At CNET Networks in San Francisco he was the director of photography for CNET Online.

He’s currently based in Austin, TX, and this year is finishing a book for the University of Texas in Austin’s Dolph Briscoe Center for American History about Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Eddie Adams, whose archives are housed at the Briscoe Center.

Learn more about studying abroad in Summer 2013 at John Cabot University in Rome!