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Demystifying: Documenting Chicago's Persistent Gun Violence

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Allen Hall, 141
1020 University Street, Eugene, OR


2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune, where he has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan, and the last 5 years intensively documenting the problem of Chicago’s gun violence.  Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges, whether aesthetic, technical or conceptual, while gracefully conveying the human experience. 

Wambsgans won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Feature Photography, for what the judges observed was “a superb portrayal of a 10-year-old boy and his mother striving to put the boy’s life back together after he survived a shooting in Chicago.”

His talk will explore his work in Chicago covering this important topic.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Academic


School of Journalism and Communication

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students, Alumni





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Kathy Carbone

Kathy Carbone left a positive review 2/1/2018

Amazing. Powerful. I honestly had no idea about the murders of children in the name of gangs. Jason's work will make people try to help.