BARBARA DAVIDSON – Pinnacle Series
October 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+10$10 – $50
Barbara Davidson is a three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning photographer/ director best known for her work on victims of gang violence in Los Angeles. Davidson is a 2019-2020 Guggenheim Fellow recipient and will spend the year traveling the United States making portraits of survivors of gun violence using an 8×10 film camera.
A staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times until 2017, Barbara spent much of the past decade photographing women and children trapped in a culture of poverty and guns.
Barbara won global recognition for her 2011 project, “Caught in the Crossfire,” an intimate story of innocent victims trapped in Los Angeles’ deadly gang wars. One of her subjects, Rose Smith, was three-months pregnant when she was hit by stray bullets on her way home from the market. One bullet just missed her unborn daughter — Miracle — who survived. Rose remains paralyzed.
Barbara was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for the project. She also produced and directed a 30-minute documentary, Caught in the Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence, which received the 2011 Emmy Award for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming.
In her decade at the Los Angeles Times, she also covered the San Bernardino terrorist attack which earned a Staff Pulitzer Prize, in 2016, for Spot News. In 2014, she was awarded Pictures of The Year International’s award for Newspaper Photographer of the Year, for the second time, in part for her project on solitary confinement at Corcoran’s men’s prison in California.
Barbara mastered her story-telling approach through multiple assignments over two decades and across 52 countries covering war, humanitarian crises and the human condition for the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News and the Washington Times.
She has covered both breaking world events and underreported stories, turning a compassionate eye towards individuals striving for dignity and normalcy.
The presentation is on Zoom Webinar, with an opportunity to ask questions of Barbara. Ticket holders will receive the Zoom join link before the session via email.
Date: Tuesday 26th October
Time: 12:30 pm – 2 pm (Barbara is joining us all the way from Los Angeles with a significant time difference!)
Online: Zoom links and event information are distributed via your registration email before the event.
Ticket Pricing: $10 AIPP Members & NZIPP Members / $25 AIPP Supporters (Register Free!) / $50 Public
AIPP Pinnacle Series
This series is bringing some of the world’s most exciting, innovative and influential photographers to an online Australian audience via Zoom. Stay tuned as we continue to announce more speakers!