John H. White: One of the Nation's First Black Photographers Is Fired From Sun-Times
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Monday, 03 June 2013 11:11
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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Chicago magazine reports that the Chicago Sun-Times laid off its entire photo staff last week. Among the legends it let go was Pulitizer Prize winner John H. White, one of the first black photographers for a daily newspaper. Click here to see image of his work that span decades.
Chicago magazine reports:
White was one of the first black photographers for an American daily newspaper. The first, John Tweedle, was hired in 1964 (!) by the Chicago Daily News; White was hired in 1969. He’s been a photojournalist ever since. When I was a high school student, White addressed my summer journalism program at Northwestern. Of all the excellent journalists who talked with us—White was not the only Pulitzer winner—it was White, a deeply religious and philosophical man, who made the deepest impression with a moral committment to his profession that went down to his bones.
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(Photo: Screen grab.)