Ken Kobre heads the photojournalism program at San Francisco State University. His former students, who include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, World Press Awards, and many other prestigious honors, work on staff and as freelancers for publications and media outlets around the world. Ken maintains an active freelance career that has included assignments for Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, and corporate clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Levi Strauss and Apple. He has worked widely in developing countries including Malaysia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ken is a past winner of the respected Robin F. Garland Educator Award from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and for four years he directed the University of Missouri/NPPA Pictures of the Year Awards.
"The author crafted this book primarily by talking to and working with professional photojournalists, dedicated news photographers... The author covers a lot of ground, and in great depth, ranging from equipment to various types of photojournalism (sports, features, general news, etc.) to ethics and law. There's a very interesting chapter on the history of photos in journalism. And the final chapter provides great advice about how to move from photography in general to photojournalism, including info on the value of a degree in photojournalism, internships, and freelancing (beginners should read this first)." - Peter Bauer, KelbyOne