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David LaBelle: “My past 50 years” round-table

January 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Alaska, 1976   |   Photo by David LaBelle

The School of Media’s Photojournalism department would like to invite you and your students to come meet photographer, author, teacher, motivational speaker and lover of life David LaBelle as he presents lessons he has learned in his 50-year career at a round-table discussion. Although geared more specifically for photojournalists, it is a must see if you are interested in visual literacy and history.

A recent testimonial about LaBelle’s speaking engagement said, “His passion, coupled with a genuine love of the human spirit comes across so blatantly and encourages others to go out in search of their own creative yearnings. I can think of nothing more refreshing than a master of photography who reminds us of the true heart behind this kind of work.”

LaBelle, an internationally known photographer, teacher, author and motivational speaker, grew up on a frog farm in Oak View, California, exploring the creeks and hills with two sisters and two brothers and numerous dogs. He began his photojournalism career as a weekend sports-shooter and lab man at the Ventura County Star-Free Press in California while still in high school. During his 50-year career, David has worked for a mix of 20 different newspapers and magazines. He has also worked at four universities across the United States, which includes several years here at Western Kentucky University.

• A WKU “swipeable” event and both are free and open to the public.

• Free parking is available in the Chestnut St. South lot after 4:30 PM on both nights.




January 27, 2020
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tim Broekema


JRH Room 127
1665 Normal St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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