Leica Lounge with C.W. Griffin & Carl Juste | Thurs, Sep 1, 2016 | 7pm - 8:30pm
Join us in the Leica Lounge on Thursday, September 1, 2016 with Miami Herald photographers C.W. Griffin & Carl Juste. Carl will interview C.W. about his images and career as a photojournalist.
The Leica Lounge is a lecture series hosted by Leica Store Miami which features presentations by local members of the photographers, editors, gallerists and educators. Held monthly, these free events are designed to create and inspire the local photography community through sharing images and exchanging ideas.
The Leica Lounge is kindly sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
C.W. Griffin, a photographer working in Miami has taught at the University of Miami for 12 years, and has been a staff photographer at The Miami Herald for the past 28 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and while serving in the military he was the first African-American photographer in the history of the military to be named Military Photographer of the Year for all branches of the military worldwide. He work has appeared in numerous books and magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian and Time. He was represented in the book and exhibit ‘Contemporary Black Photographers’. His work has appeared in numerous volumes of he coveted ‘Day in The Life’ series which sent who they considered the top 100 photojournalist in the world to various countries to create a book from a one day shoot. His work has also been a part of many major photography exhibits in such galleries as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Historical Museum of Miami.
About Carl:Under threat of persecution, Haitian-born Carl Philippe Juste and his politically active family were forced to flee their homeland in 1965. Settling in Miami’s Haitian community, Carl flourished academically and attended the University of Miami. He vigorously pursued photojournalism and, since 1991, has worked as a photojournalist for The Miami Herald. He has carried out extensive assignments for the Miami Herald in Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Juste has received numerous awards for his work,including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. His work has been exhibited in various prestigious institutions and galleries in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Carl-Philippe Juste is one of the co-founders of Iris Photo Collective in 1998, a collaboration to create a new context in order to explore and document the relationship of people of color to the world. In the spring of 2010, Juste founded the IPC Visual Lab, a unique photography course that examines visual storytelling in the classical vein of photojournalism. Carl-Philippe Juste is currently working on his first book, Havana and Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community.
To view more of Carl's work, visit his website.