Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and editor William Snyder is a professor and Chair of the Photojournalism Program at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating from RIT in 1981 Snyder joined The Miami News and two years later moved to the photography staff of The Dallas Morning News. During his 15 years as a staff photographer Snyder won three Pulitzers Prizes. He began shooting photographs for The Gleaner in his hometown of Henderson, KY at the age of 14. He rode his bicycle to his assignments or his mother drove him.
Doug Rea, is professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and digital photography pioneer. Professor Rea is also a freelance photographer for NGO’s (non-government organizations), news agencies and motorsports organizations. His work has been reproduced in numerous national and international news publications. Professor Rea has had over thirty-five exhibitions of his photographic work.
Gunther Cartwright holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Applied Photography and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. An active lecturer and exhibitor, Cartwright has made many presentations throughout Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a Polaroid Corporation Photographer’s Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Public service Grant.