Philadelphia Inquirer photojournalist April Saul will present her work while discussing taking on personal projects, including her POYi and NPPA Best of Photojournalism winning project documenting Camden, NJ, and grants while working in a newsroom in her Tuesday, September 13 presentation at this year’s 2016 APPM Conference in Philadelphia.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, April Saul made Camden, NJ her unofficial beat while working at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has continued to document that community with the help of an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship and a National Press Photographers Association Short Grant. A graduate of Tufts University with an Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota, Saul became the first female staff photographer at the Baltimore Sun in 1980 and joined the Inquirer photo staff the following year. A single mother of two, Saul has won numerous honors for both her writing and photography, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the World Press Photo Budapest Award for Humanistic Photography, two Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, and many awards in the Pictures of the Year International contest.
In 1997, Saul– along with Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez and photographer Ron Cortes– was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a series of articles on end-of- life care. She has twice been a Pulitzer finalist in Feature Photography, in 1994 and 1987. In 1985, she was the first recipient of the Nikon/ NPPA Documentary Sabbatical Grant for her work on Hmong refugees, and over the course of her career, has been named Photographer of the Year by the NPPA Northern Short Course, the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association, and the New Jersey Press Photographers Association.
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