Yevgeny Khaldei

Yevgeny Khaldei was a Red Army photographer. He is most known for his photograph from World War II of a Soviet soldier raising a flag over Reichstag.

He was passionate about photography beginning in his childhood. He built his first childhood camera with his grandmother’s glasses. At nineteen, he began working with the Soviet press agency TASS as a photographer. He remained with TASS until 1949 when was fired due to the anti-semitism that was growing in the Soviet state. He worked for the next ten years as a private freelance photographer. In 1959, he went to work for the newspaper Pravda where he stayed until he was forced into retirement in 1970.

“While Khaldei frequently staged or manipulated his photographs, he insisted that this was to signify the importance and add strength to a particular event. His work was also admired by the elites of the Soviet Union and he is renowned for creating commissioned portraits for State leaders such as Joseph Stalin, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin.”


Lucian Perkins

Lucian Perkins is an American photojournalist known for his coverage of controversial conflicts. His style portrays the hopes and weakness of his subjects in an “unconventional manner.”

He graduated in 1976 with a degree in biology from the University of Texas. After graduating he went back to school to receive his teaching degree, however upon returning he became interested in a different career, photojournalism. He discovered it when he attended a University of Texas exposition workshop on photography. He began working for the Cactus yearbook and the student newspaper. He then took on an internship with The Washington Post, where he was a staff photographer for 27 years.  He continues to work there today and has shown a passion for international news.

John Filo

John Filo is an American photojournalist who is famous for taking the 1970 Pulitzer Prize winning photo of a 14-year-old runaway girl, Mary Ann Vecchio, crying while kneeling over the body of 20-year-old Jeffery Miller, on of the victims of the Kent State shootings. At the time that the photograph was taken, Filo was a photojournalism student at Kent State University and was also on staff of a satellite paper for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The bullets were supposed to be blanks. When I put the camera back to my eye, I noticed a particular guardsman pointing at me. I said, “I’ll get a picture of this,” and his rifle went off. And almost simultaneously, as his rifle went off, a halo of dust came off a sculpture next to me, and the bullet lodged in a tree. I dropped my camera in the realization that it was live ammunition. I don’t know what gave me the combination of innocence and stupidity…I started to flee–run down the hill and stopped myself. “Where are you going?” I said to myself, “This is why you are here!” And I started to take pictures again…I knew I was running out of film. I could see the emotion welling up inside of her. She began to sob. And it culminated in her saying an exclamation. I can’t remember what she said exactly…something like, “Oh, my God!”

Eventually, Filo went to work with the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Baltimore Evening Sun, and Newsweek. He now works in the communications department of CBS.

Adlan Khasanov

Adlan Khasanov was a Russian photojournalist. He studied journalism at Chechen State University, graduating in 1999. He began his career working in newspapers as a photojournalist/reporter. And in the “second Chechnya war” he began working with a television camera.

“Life was not all war reporting. He was happy to cover fashion shows or ballet in Moscow. But war claimed him again when he was sent to central Asia for the build-up to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Meanwhile, the brutal war in his homeland raged on. Khasanov scored many scoops. In 1999 he was the first journalist to reach the scene of the separatists’ first attempt to murder Kadyrov, their hate figure. Khasanov was sitting in a café in Grozny when a bomb exploded as the president’s convoy passed nearby. He rushed out and filmed the immediate aftermath.”

Sadly, he was killed in Grozny in a bomb explosion that was orchestrated by the Chechen separatists in an attempt to eliminate the Chechen President.

Esther Bubley

Ester Bubley became interested in photography early on and studied at the Minneapolis School of Design for photography. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to pursue her career as a photographer. However, she ended up going on to New York, getting a temporary position at Vogue thanks to Edward Steichen. She went back to Washington in 1941 and worked as a microfilmer in the National Archives. Soon though, she was hired by Roy Stryker as a lab tech for the FSA darkroom. She took photographs on the side and eventually got assignments for the FSA. By 1950, she was on staff at the Pittsburgh Photographic Library. Eventually she went to work at Life magazine and worked there until it went out of publication. Then she went to freelancing.

Jim Bryant

Jim Bryant is a freelance photojournalist. In his career he has covered everything from local news and sports to international travel and war. He started taking pictures at 15 years old. He attended Syracuse University where he studied photojournalism. He has traveled to more than 25 countries in his career. He has taught photojournalism classes with Earth Portraits, through the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, at various high schools and colleges in Washington State. As well, he has done seminars on photojournalism throughout his career.

Karl Grobl

Karl Grobl is a freelancer based out of San Diego. He has been passionate about photography since he was a kid. He took his first pictures while traveling the US on family vacations with a Kodak instamatic he got for his 8th birthday. Since then, he has continued to take photographs and travel, including to over 20 countries. For the last 7 years he has particularly been documenting indigenous cultures that are quickly fading from the earth.