John H. White 2013 Lucie Honoree

John H. White is a Chicago legend. He spent his career working daily, working hard, and producing a prodigious output. Hard work and prodigious out put are the traits of all Chicago legends.

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Photo: Scott Strazzante/Chicago Tribune

In 1982, Mr. White won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Photojournalism for "consistently excellent work on a variety of subjects."

After 35 years at the Chicago Sun Times, the venerable photojournalist was "laid off", a euphemism for being fired.

"How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice".

Mr. White has been practicing his art and craft for a lifetime. John H. White is the 2013 Lucie Foundation's Achievement in Photojournalism honoree. He will receive the award at Carnegie Hall in October.

The Lucie Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote appreciation of photography world wide. Lucie is derived from the Latin word lux, meaning light, celebrating the roll light plays in photography. The Lucie foundation also sponsors the International Photography awards.

John White is an inspiration to photojournalists of all ages and at every level of their careers. To John H. White, photojournalism was not just a career choice. “A job’s not a job because of labor law. “It’s just something you love. It’s something you do because it gives you a mission, a life, a purpose, and you do it for the service of others.”

John H. White is a man of faith, a talented individual, and a roll model. Congratulations Mr. White.

 

 

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