Photojournalist John Moore: Undocumented

Date Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4 - 6 p.m.
FeaturingJohn Moore
Location The Underground - View maps and directions
Instructions for GuestsFree parking is available to visitors in the East Lot South and East Lot South II. Please refer to this map for directions to the appropriate parking lot and event location.
SponsorsThe Johnson Center for Journalism and Communication Bethel University Department Art & Design and Department of English and Jounalism

Event Description

On March 5 at 4 p.m. in the Underground, Bethel will host Getty Images special correspondent and award-winning photojournalist, John Moore, as he talk about his career in photojournalism and his recently-released book, "Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border," published in March by powerHouse Books. This work represents 10 years of Moore's photojournalism on the issues of immigration and border security. His comprehensive and nuanced approach puts a human face on all sides of one of the most charged topics in America today. His photograph last summer, of a 2-year old Honduran immigrant crying as her mother was searched by Border Patrol agents, is one of most memorable images of 2018 and its use was hotly debated nationwide.

Moore has won top photography awards throughout his career. He has been honored four times from World Press Photo for both domestic and international work. The Overseas Press Club awarded him the prestigious Robert Capa Gold Medal for his work in Pakistan and the John Faber Award for his work in the refugee camps in Zaire. Both Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association have named him the photographer of the year. He was part of the Associated Press team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the war in Iraq and, as a Getty staffer, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer for Breaking News Photography for his coverage of the Arab Spring.

Moore joined Getty Images as a special correspondent in 2005. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for 17 years, first to Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico, Egypt and Pakistan. He returned to the U.S. in 2008 and has since primarily focused on immigration and border issues. Moore has won top awards throughout his career, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography, World Press Photo honors, the Robert Capa Gold Medal from the Overseas Press Club, Photographer of the Year from Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA and Sony World Photography Organization. Moore is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He lives with his family in Stamford, Connecticut.


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