Thursday 18 April at 7:30 PM
Journalist John Godfrey Morris (AB, 1937) has spent a lifetime editing photographs for magazines and newspapers, working with hundreds of photographers, among them the great names of 20th century photography. He worked for the weekly picture magazine LIFE throughout World War II where he was responsible for the coverage of the invasion of France on June 6, 1944 with the historic photos of Robert Capa. After the war he worked for major american journals and magazines including the Washington Post and the New York Times.
In 1983 he moved to Paris, as the European correspondent of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Now a freelance writer and editor, his primary concern is working for peace.
In his lecture John Morris will explain how his student days at the University of Chicago along with the Great Depression and the Second World War have shaped his vision of the world.