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Photojournalism: Lucian Perkins

Lucian Perkins and Ronald Reagan photo by White House photographer
Lucian Perkins and Ronald Reagan
photo by White House photographer

Lucian Perkins, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner (1995 and 2000), graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and for twenty-seven years worked as a staff photographer for the Washington Post. He has covered many major events, including the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Palestinian uprising in the West Bank, Russia and the former Soviet Union since 1988, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and daily and political events in Washington, D.C. His work has been reproduced in newspapers, magazines, and websites around the world and has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions. His subjects are wide-ranging, from his behind-the-scenes work in New York high fashion, coverage of the first Gulf War, a series on three generations of poverty in Washington, D.C., and the refugee situation in Kosovo.

Perkins also cofounded InterFoto, a nonprofit that mounted an annual international photography conference in Moscow, Russia (1995–2005), and produced exchange programs, exhibitions, and workshops. His books include Russia: Chronicles of Change (1996), Runway Madness (1998), and Hard Art, DC 1979 (2013).

Perkins donated his archive to the Briscoe Center in 2008.

Finding aid for the Lucian Perkins Photographic Archive
Photojournalism (Collection Strength)
News Media History (Collection Strength)
'An Evening with Diana Walker and Lucian Perkins' video