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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium + Philip J. Steele Gallery
Free + Open to the Public

What does it take to succeed in a creative career? Hear the unique story of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman! Q+ A and Industry Night networking event to follow.

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About Industry Night

Meet our Graduates and get an intimate view of their work. Graduates from the following degree programs will be exhibiting: Animation, Art Education, Fine Art, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interior Design, and Photography. Don’t miss the opportunity to find the artist or designer that will suit your organization’s creative needs!

About the Artist

As a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and National Geographic photographer, Jay Dickman is a highly traveled, experienced and celebrated photographer.

Jay’s career has spanned a multitude of experiences, including three months living in a stone-age village in Papua New Guinea, a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack sub (both these for National Geographic), and aboard a sinking boat on the Amazon. With more than twenty-five assignments for the National Geographic Society, Jay has taught workshops for Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, Photography at the Summit and American Photo Mentor Series. Jay and his wife, Becky, are founders of the FirstLight Workshop series, having hosted multiple workshops in Spain, Scotland, France, Italy, Namibia, Mongolia, the Chesapeake, and Wyoming. FirstLight was noted in American Photo magazine as one of the top 12 photographic workshops.

Working with National Geographic Expeditions, Jay has been on more than 60 Expeditions/Workshops. Adventures as the “National Geographic Expert.” These have included several “Around the World by Private Jet”, “Central & South America by Private Jet,” “Africa by Private Jet,” trips to Svalbard and the High Arctic, Cape of Norway, British Isles, Northwest Passage, Dalmatian Coast, along with multiple trips to Baja, Galapagos, and Antarctica. Jay traveled to the West Coast of Africa and South Georgia, the Falklands and the Antarctic, and has led National Geographic Adventures, which include: “Walking with the Maasai,” “Tanzania Photo Adventure”, “Namibia Culture and Wildlife Adventure” “Sri Lanka Photo Expedition,” “Tuscany Photo Adventure,” and “Japan Photo Adventure.” Working with National Geographic, Jay has also presented more than 15 lectures for the Society.

Jay was cited as one of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “Ten Fascinating People You Can Travel With in 2017”

As a working pro, Jay has been an Olympus Visionary since 2003, a Lexar “Elite” Photographer and a member of the Singh Ray group of professional photographers. He is co-author of the best-selling book, “Perfect Digital Photography”, published by McGraw-Hill.

About the Wayfinding Series

The Wayfinding Series connects students to local creative professionals. With equal parts inspiration and honesty, speakers will share their path towards a successful creative life and all of the twists and turns involved in that journey. Addressing career-focused issues such as industry trends, relevant skills, making connections, and professional fulfillment, speakers will highlight that there is no one way to find and live a successful, creative career. Speakers will represent a variety of creative employment opportunities, connecting to multiple academic departments and revealing that professional creatives are found in diverse and sometimes surprising fields. Questions? Contact Nicolle Dale.

Photo courtesy of Jay Dickman

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