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Peter Southwick, associate professor of journalism and director of Boston University's photojournalism program, discusses his work as a photojournalist for organizations such as the Associated Press and The Boston Globe. He also outlines the essential traits of a good photojournalist.

Peter Southwick

Peter SouthwickDirector, Photojournalism program
Associate Professor, Photojournalism

Mr. Southwick spent nearly 30 years as a photojournalist before joining the Boston University faculty as director of the photojournalism program in 2002. He served as director of photography and photo editor at the Boston Globe for 10 years following a decade as a staff photographer for the Boston bureau of the Associated Press, where he won national and regional awards for his photography. Prior to his years at the AP, Southwick worked as a staff photographer for the Boston Herald American and did freelance assignments for Newsweek, Time and Boston Magazine. He has served as judge of the Hearst Foundation national college photojournalism competition and participated in programs at the Poynter Institute, the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Stan Kalish picture-editing workshop. Southwick is a member of the Boston and National press photographers associations and serves as faculty liaison to the BU Center for Digital Imaging Arts.


BA, Harvard College


Email: pasouth@bu.edu
Office: B33