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.