KIM KOMENICH is an assistant professor for photojournalism at San Francisco State University. He was a staff photographer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle (2000-2009) and the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000).
He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for photographs of the Philippine Revolution he made while on assignment for the Examiner. Komenich has photographed the ramifications of conflict in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and most recently in Iraq, where photos from his three trips to the Sunni Triangle in 2005 earned him the Military Reporters and Editors’ Association’s 2006 Photography Award.
He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 1983 World Press Photo News Picture Story Award, and three National Headliner Awards.
He is a 2005 recipient of the Clifton C. Edom Education Award from the National Press Photographers’ Association.
He was a 1993-94 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford and a fall, 2001 teaching fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies at U.C. Berkeley.
In 2006 he was named a Dart Ochberg Fellow, working with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, curating photo exhibitions and giving presentations to journalists about the human toll of covering traumatic events.
We are delighted to announce that Kim is about to publish his book Revolution Revisited: The 1986 Philippine Revolution, through Kickstarter. His book is offered with the best paper and one of the best photo book printers in the world. Please consider visiting his Kickstarter campaign for more information about his book.
My name is EVAN RUSSEL and I am the acting Curator at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Growing up, I spent many days traipsing and photographing around the park. After graduating from college and working towards a Masters in Architecture, I decided to throw caution to the wind and give up on the idea of life as a formula. I moved back to California, and began to live right in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Today, I continue to photograph and explore as many landscapes, near and far, as I can. . . but mostly, I enjoy endless adventures through my big back yard that is Yosemite National Park.