"Journey Through the Evolution of Daily Photojournalism"
by Joanne Rathe Strohmeyer-MA
Monday, March 7, 7:30 PM
Our speaker is a Boston based photojournalist who will show images and tell stories from her 30-year career as a photographer at The Boston Globe. She began her career during the age of black and white hand printed photographs when meeting deadlines were infinitely more challenging then inserting a Wi-Fi card and hitting the send button. The digital age has brought along an exciting era with constant daily deadlines through the Boston Globe website. Storytelling now goes beyond the printed page where the online experience creates multiple ways to share photographs with much larger audiences.
Joanne Rathe Strohmeyer has been at the Boston Globe since 1985, where she is an Assistant Chief Photographer and currently splits her time working as a photographer and photo assignment editor. She has covered a wide variety of assignments over the years from the Northwest Frontier of Pakistan documenting Afghan refugees to the Northwest Territories of Canada photographing the winter ice road. She has covered strife in Nicaragua, pre and post apartheid in South Africa, the Olympics, and political campaigns along with daily metropolitan news and feature stories. She has been awarded the prestigious World Press Photo Children's Award for work from South Africa, The United Nation's World Hunger Award for a photo essay on Rural Poverty in New England and has received multiple prizes from the National Press Photographers Association and Boston Press Photographers Association. Prior to the Boston Globe, she worked at the Boston Herald and The Springfield (MA) newspapers. A graduate of Boston University's College of Communication, Joanne is married to sports photographer Damian Strohmeyer, who also presented at GLPA in October, 2015. Joanne and Damian met on assignment at the Calgary Olympics in 1988.