AUSTIN– Award-winning photographer and photojournalist Eli Reed will be the featured speaker during Huston-Tillotson University’s Tenth Annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, scheduled on Thursday, February 21st. Reed will visit with HT students during a master-class and lecture from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
A photography exhibit will be open for viewing at 2:30 p.m. in the Anthony and Louise Viaer-Alumni Hall. Reed will also autograph limited-edition photographs for purchase at the exhibit through 4:30 p.m.
Reed studied at Harvard University, is a clinical professor of photojournalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and was a runner up for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 1982. He received the 2011 Lucie Award for Achievement in Documentary Photography. His photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, the New York Sunday Times Magazine, Men’s Journal, Sports Illustrated, Vibe, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Fortune, Oggi, Marie Claire, and the London Sunday Times. His images have also been featured in projects such as, “Beirut: City of Regrets,” “Rwandan Refugees in Tanzania,” and “Lost Boys of Sudan.”
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Janice Sumler-Edmond, HT’s Professor of History and W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program Director, at 512-505-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.