University welcomes award-winning photographer and multimedia artist Bob Sacha as its fall 2009 Artist-in-Residence. He will present a free lecture,
“Stories from the Static,” on Wednesday,
September 30, beginning at 7 p.m.
in the Inscape Theatre on
Stevenson’s Greenspring campus. The
public is also invited to the reception in the theatre lobby beginning at 6
As a Stevenson
Artist-in-Residence, Sacha will share his practical experience and techniques
as a working photojournalist, multimedia storyteller, and digital documentary
producer with the University’s visualcommunication design students from September 30 through October 2, 2009.
A former newspaper photographer, Sacha built a successful career as a freelance
photojournalist before winning a Knight Fellowship to study multimedia design at
Ohio University. He is now a digital documentary producer with MediaStorm.org,
where he has been nominated for two national Emmy awards. His career has been
built on the cultivation of stories from what he calls “the static of everyday
Born in Buffalo
and a graduate of Syracuse University, Sacha worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer after completing
undergraduate degrees in psychology and photojournalism. In 1982, he moved to
New York City and worked for ABC News before founding Bob Sacha Photography.
His clients included Time, Life, National Geographic, Fortune,
and many other publications and companies. Sacha is the recipient of numerous
awards, including the Communication Arts
Picture of the Year, the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, and
the Kodak Award of Excellence. “Bearing Witness” (iraq.reuters.com)—his first
multimedia project for MediaStorm.org—won Best Multimedia Feature in the 2008
Online News Association competition.
master classes at the Maine Media Workshops, the Santa Fe Photo Photography
Workshops, and the Toscana Photo Workshops in Italy. He is a regular instructor
in photojournalism at the International Center of Photography in New York City.