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Friday, May 19, 2017

Ep. 60 - David Carson

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 60th episode, our guest is David Carson.
David Carson is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
He began his career at 16 when his mother drove him to his first newspaper assignment because he wouldn't have his license for another two months. A Boston area native, he has worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 2000. Before arriving in the Midwest he worked at the Naples Daily News in Florida, at the Providence Journal-Bulletin in Rhode Island, and as a freelance photographer in New England.
Carson’s images are featured extensively in the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography that was awarded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff. (And if you haven’t heard Episode 38 of this podcast with David’s colleague at the Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, I would recommend it.) David has also won numerous other awards for his work over the years. In 2008, his multimedia project "Reporting for Duty" won a regional Emmy award for Advanced Media – Interactivity. In 2009 he was part of a team that was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the "Breaking News Reporting" category for their coverage of the Kirkwood City Hall shootings. He also was named the National Press Photographers Association Region 7 Photographer of the Year in 2011, 2010 and 2009.
He attended college at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was a photojournalism major and international relations minor.
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Here are links to the things we discussed during this episode:
"Attacked on the job: A Post-Dispatch photographer's tale" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Aug. 11, 2014: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/attacked-on-the-job-a-post-dispatch-photographer-s-tale/article_1b6fba60-5ac1-592a-8818-19614f1910aa.html
"St. Louis County Police tactical team" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Aug. 20, 2014: http://www.stltoday.com/st-louis-county-police-tactical-team/image_6e70b7be-ae97-5653-8781-0a845f7d7ca7.html
"Protestor featured in iconic Ferguson photo found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - May 5, 2017: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/protester-featured-in-iconic-ferguson-photo-found-dead-of-self/article_072602fb-99f1-531f-aa1c-b971e8b32566.html
"A mass killer: St. Louis heroin death hit new high" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb. 20, 2017: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/a-mass-killer-st-louis-heroin-deaths-hit-new-high/article_2fd6130c-3c35-524a-891e-e51eff2e40b4.html
"When a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer is Asked for Free Photos" - PetaPixel - Oct. 6, 2015: https://petapixel.com/2015/10/06/when-a-pulitzer-prize-winning-photographer-is-asked-for-free-photos/

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