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Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Davison’

Cal Poly Stages Another Successful ‘Com Day’

A whole lot of media shaking took place Thursday on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona.

During the school’s annual “Com Day,” students got to listen to blogger-turned-author Julie Powell (Julie and Julia), Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times photographer Barbara Davison, Los Angeles Angels vp of communications Tim Mead and personal manager Danny Sussman. Then it was time for the school to honor a well-known local news personality.

Laura Diaz, until recently a fixture at CBS LA, was the guest of honor at the Hilda L. Solis Scholarship dinner and reception. She was there to accept the 2012 Nopal Award.

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer Remembers Destiny’s Call

With a pair of Pulitzers, a recent Frank McCulloch Courage in Journalism award and many other prizes, photographer Barbara Davison (pictured) remains one of the LA Times’ go-to chroniclers of world conflict. Which is why it’s so interesting to read how innocently her stellar career started.

In an interview with Ashley Hennefer of the Reno News & Review, Davison said her decision to become a photographer occurred several years before studies in Montreal at McGill and Concordia universities. Here’s how Davison answered the question, “How did you know you wanted to be a photojournalist:”

“It’s funny, people ask me that, and it’s weird. At the age of 15, I decided I was going to be a photographer. I don’t know why. Before I’d even taken a picture. And then ironically, the first photo I had ever taken with a roll of 35mm film was published in the student newspaper at the age of 18. So it was sort of destiny.”

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