Christopher Dickey

Christopher Dickey, the award-winning author, editor, and foreign correspondent was known as a reporter’s reporter. Relentlessly curious, thoroughly urbane, and fluent in multiple languages, Dickey had an uncanny way of discovering how the levers of power worked—and then holding accountable those who pulled them. At the time of his sudden death of a heart attack in July 2020, he had worked at the highest levels of journalism for almost five decades—traveling to more than 30 countries for outlets including the Washington PostNewsweek and NBC News. Along the way, he authored seven books and appeared countless times on television news programs. He strongly believed in the power of multimedia storytelling. His path to journalism, in fact, started behind a camera. He received a graduate degree in documentary filmmaking from Boston University before applying for his first job at the Washington Post. Even as his career shifted toward writing, Dickey retained his passion for photography. He never left home without a camera around his neck, or in his pocket. This exhibit focuses on his eye as a reporter and what that aesthetic meant for his writing, reporting, and photography.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Christopher Dickey

Foreign Correspondent, Photographer, Storyteller: The Life And Legacy Of Christopher Dickey

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 6
 archive : 2021

Christopher Dickey’s pictures capture moments as though he is taking copious notes, wanting to freeze a point in time so as not to forget it.

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