Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lucian Perkins is an independent photographer and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C. His focus on documenting human-interest stories encompasses daily life and social issues in the U.S. to conflicts and crisis overseas. His documentary films include “The Syrian Refugee Crisis,” bringing to light the plight of 2.5 million Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war, with nine million displaced, in one of the gravest humanitarian catastrophes. As staff photographer at The Washington Post for more than 20 years, he has covered major international events such as the fall of the Soviet Union and aftermath; the wars and refugee crisis in the former Yugoslavia, Chechnya, Iraq and Afghanistan; and major events at home.
Consisting of members the FCDA photography collective, the panel will discuss the inspiration and necessity for independent and collaborative projects in a new era of documentary storytelling. It will explore how shrinking budgets and displaced priorities of publications are creating a greater need for an alternative model that prioritizes public interest.Learn More