Schuneman Symposium 2017
Tuesday, March 28:
All presentations in Baker Center Theater
|9 a.m.||Richard and Christine Olsenius (freelance photographers/multimedia producers) // Balancing Creativity in a Changing Digital Landscape [replay]|
|10:30 a.m.||Kaitlin Yarnall (National Geographic) // Excellence in Visual Storytelling at National Geographic [replay]|
|1:30 p.m.||Evgenia Arbugaeva (freelance photographer) // Arctic Stories [replay]|
|3:00 p.m.||Pete Souza (School of Visual Communication) // Behind the Scenes with President Obama [gallery website]|
Tuesday evening, March 28:
VisCom Photogallery (Schoonover Center)
|5:30 p.m.||Pete Souza (photographer) // White House Photograph Exhibit and reception|
Wednesday, March 29:
All presentations in Baker Center Theater
|9:40 a.m.||Will Cooper (Vice) // No Limit Storytelling (replay)|
|10:45 a.m.||Wes Lowery, Washington Post (replay)|
|2:00 p.m.||Dani Kilgo (media scholar) // The Biggest Gang In America? Police brutality, social unrest and visual journalism in the digital era (replay)|
|3:05 p.m.||Panel discussion with all speakers (replay)|
|4:10 p.m.||Robert Padavick, USA Today (replay)// Covering news in 360-Degree|
Evgenia Arbugaeva :: Arbugaeva is a freelance photographer who frequently studies her Arctic homeland by discovering and capturing the remote worlds and people who inhabit them. She was born in Tiksi in the Russian Arctic. In 2009, Arbugaeva graduated from the International Center of Photography’s documentary photography and photojournalism program in New York. She is a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award, Leica Oskar Barnack Award and the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant. Arbugaeva’s work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in such publications as National Geographic, mare, Le Monde, and The New Yorker magazines, among others. Her photo stories include “Weather man,” “Tiksi,” “Mammoth hunters” and “Forever beautiful.”
Will Cooper :: Cooper started with VICE media as an intern more than five years ago. Today, he's a correspondent for VICE, HBO's Emmy-winning documentary show; a host for the VICELAND network travel show, VICE DOES AMERICA; and a Senior Editor for VICE.com, where he writes investigative long reads and short personal essays. Over the years, Wilbert's covered everything from racist white supremacists and police brutality to New York Fashion Week and A$AP Rocky. His feature-length documentary "The Cleveland Strangler" was nominated for an Ellie Award in 2016.
Dani Kilgo :: Kilgo is a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include minority portrayals in digital and social news media, political communication, and audience effects. Kilgo’s current work addresses digital news coverage of social unrest surrounding police use-of-force and brutality against minority men and women. She has presented more than 25 papers at national and international conferences including the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association and the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Kilgo has seven research publications about underrepresented populations and unique digital communities in Journalism Studies, Digital Journalism, First Monday, The International Journal of Communication and The International Symposium on Online Journalism Research Journal. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Baylor University. Kilgo taught courses on photography, journalistic writing, international reporting and entrepreneurial journalism at The University of Texas and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She worked as a photojournalist and nonprofit public relations specialist. In August 2017, she will begin her appointment as an assistant professor of visual communication at Indiana University.
Wesley Lowery :: Lowery is a national reporter for the Washington Post where he covers issues of race, justice, law enforcement and politics. He has been the paper's lead reporter on the Black Lives Matter protest movement and was a member of the team awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Awards for National Reporting for their coverage of fatal police shootings. Lowery is the author of the New York Times bestseller "They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement.” His reporting and writing has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated and The Guardian. He attended the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and served as editor in chief of the campus newspaper The Post.
Christine Olsenius :: Olsenius has been communicating environmental issues through her writing and program development for nearly 40 years. She served as consultant to National Geographic on its "Water: A Special Issue.” She has collaborated with husband, Richard Olsenius, on books, films and web-based storytelling. One of those collaborations is a long-form, web-based story, "Icebound: Last Voyage of the Sheila Yeates” at sheilayeates.com
Richard Olsenius :: The photographic career of Richard Olsenius spans 45 years across the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Asia, where he won the World Press Photo Award for his story on Cambodian refugees. He has worked in film and music composition to more fully complement his photographic work in CD-ROM, mixed media and online digital-video technology. Olsenius is a former photographer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and freelancer for National Geographic magazine, an illustrations editor and website launch producer for Nat Geo magazine, and the author of nine books, including a collaboration with Garrison Keillor ("In Search of Lake Wobegon) and two National Geographic Field Guides (Digital Black and White Photography and Digital Video). He has produced two award-winning films, six DVDs, and an award-winning multimedia CD-ROM titled "Arctic Odyssey.” He produced a 30-minute video and original music score titled "Chesapeake Visions.” Olsenius’ work resides in museum collections and has been featured in several one-man photographic exhibitions. He has served as art director for the Korea 50th Memorial and World War II Memorial shows produced by the U.S. Government using wide-screen technology at the Verizon Center in Washington. Olsenius recently worked with the U.S. State Department in producing four permanent overseas embassy collections of his work. His work can be seen at AmericanLandscapeGallery.com.
Robert Padavik :: Gannett’s lead producer for Virtual Reality, 360 Degree video and other emerging forms of storytelling; began career with CNN and later worked with NBC News; implemented multimedia strategies for nonprofit campaigns in Africa; graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Pete Souza :: Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama and the director of the White House photo office. Previously, he was an assistant professor of photojournalism at Ohio University, the national photographer for the Chicago Tribune in its Washington bureau, a freelancer for National Geographic and Official White House Photographer for President Reagan. Souza's book, “The Rise of Barack Obama,” was published in July 2008 and includes exclusive photographs of then Senator Obama's rise to power. The book was on the New York Times bestseller list for five weeks. After 9/11, Souza was among the first journalists to cover the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, after crossing the Hindu Kush mountains by horseback in 3 feet of snow. As a freelancer, Souza has photographed assignments for National Geographic Magazine and photo essays for Life magazine. His work has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world including the covers of Life, Fortune, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. In 1992, Souza produced and published “Unguarded Moments: Behind-the-Scenes Photographs of President Reagan,” a coffee-table book based on his 5 1/2 years in the White House. An updated book, “Images of Greatness: An Intimate Look at the Presidency of Ronald Reagan,” was published in June 2004 by Triumph Books. He was also the official photographer for the June 2004 funeral of President Reagan. Souza published “Plebe Summer at the U.S. Naval Academy.” The book chronicles one company of incoming midshipmen through the six-week indoctrination period of Plebe Summer. Souza has won numerous photojournalism awards including several times in the prestigious Pictures of the Year annual competition, the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism and the White House News Photographers Association's yearly contest. He has lectured on his work at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Harvard University, Boston University, Ohio University, the University of Kansas, Western Kentucky University and Kansas State University. Souza has appeared on the ABC news magazine show “20-20,” “Dateline NBC,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “The Today Show,” “NBC Nightly News,” “Nightline,” “Charlie Rose,” “Good Morning America,” “CNN Special Reports,” “Fox News Sunday,” “Fox Friends and Family,” and on National Public Radio. His work has appeared in solo exhibits at the Leica Gallery in New York, Kansas State University, Fermilab, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Navy Museum, the University of North Carolina, Boston University, the National Press Club and in group exhibits at the National Archives, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Newseum and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Souza is a native of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in public communication from Boston University and received his master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kansas State University.
Kaitlin Yarnall :: Deputy Director, Centers of Excellence. Kaitlin Yarnall is the deputy director for the Centers of Excellence in Journalism, Mapping and Photography at the National Geographic Society. She oversees programs, funding and outreach in these core storytelling areas. Yarnall also manages the photo engineering team at National Geographic and leads innovation and engineering efforts for conservation and storytelling. She was the lead editorial manager for National Geographic’s 2014 groundbreaking food initiative. This multi-year platform remains National Geographic’s most commercially successful editorial initiative. Yarnall negotiated and oversaw groundbreaking collaborations and contracts with multiple United Nations agencies regarding food security and agriculture. She also helped with storytelling concepts for series on urban impacts and population. Yarnall previously was executive editor of National Geographic Magazine, director of cartography and deputy creative director. She has been a keynote speaker about storytelling, data visualization, mapping and visual narratives at global conferences, at the United Nations General Assembly, to Scandinavian royals and at rock concert stadiums. Yarnall’s book contributions include publications by Taschen, Gestalten and other international publishing houses. She frequently serves as a jury member for international journalism and design competitions. Yarnall has been with National Geographic for 11 years; she started her career as a cartographer. Yarnall studied Latin American literature and geography at Humboldt State University and earned her Master of Arts degree in geography from the George Washington University. A California native, Yarnall lives in Washington.