Join us for an informative evening at McCrory Gardens with 25 year Pulitzer Prize winning Photojournalist, Stephen Crowley, of the New York Times. Recently retired, Stephen will be coming from Washington, DC to Brookings to share his thoughts on Journalism, Photojournalism and media in the changing times.

Doors will open at 6pm and Stephen's presentation will be held in the Grand Hall and will begin at 6:30pm. Immediately following the presentation, we invite you to stay and mingle, meet Stephen and enjoy a delightful wine and dessert reception co-hosted by First Bank and Trust! The reception will conclude at 9pm.

Advance tickets are $12. Tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Stephen Crowley began his career as a photographer in 1972 during a stint at a community newspaper in Jupiter, Florida. From 1992-2017, Mr. Crowley worked in the Washington bureau of The New York Times. During his tenure at The Times, he distinguished himself as a political photographer who was equally adept at covering domestic and foreign stories, notably in Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Turning to new media early, he spent several years producing video projects for a Times series called “American Album,” which focused on domestic issues.

On Feb. 5, 2002, Crowley, a graduate of the photography program at Daytona State College, was cited as "Photographer of the Year" by the White House News Photographers' Association for a portfolio that included his essays "Voices of Afghanistan" and "A Day in the Life of President Bush." In 2001 Mr. Crowley was part of a team at the New York Times that won the PulitzerPrize for National Reporting, "How Race is Lived in America."

In 2002 the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography was awarded to Crowley and four other photographers at The New York Times for work produced during the war in Afghanistan. That same year he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. In 2005 American Photo Magazine included Crowley on its list of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.

In his personal work Crowley searches for morsels of humanity, irony and humor, collecting images of the country's character as hinted by physical structures, shifting light patterns and happenstance. His photography has been exhibited in shows at the Library of Congress, The National Geographic Society and the Corcoran Art Museum.