Springfield, Ohio - Washington Post photojournalist Lois Raimondo, will present an award-winning portfolio of work titled “A Survival Sketchbook” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12 in Ness Family Auditorium, Hollenbeck Hall.
A 1981 graduate of Wittenberg, where she majored in English and East Asian studies, Raimondo recently received four third place awards from the White House News Photographers Association 2001 Eyes of History Contest.
As part of an English department colloquium, Raimondo will present a slide-presentation covering the portfolio of photos which earned her one of those awards.
Her other awards were for individual photographs: “Honor Crime” (international news category), “High Tea” (features) and “The Price of Honor” (picture story/news). She also was recognized with several Awards of Excellence including“Last Rites” and “Tragic Bonds” in international news reporting.
During her 40-minute Wittenberg presentation, Raimondo will include 8-10 images for each of three news stories. The stories are: “Honor Killing,” a chronological story of a Pakistani husband and wife; “Abraham House: A Healing Haven for New York Felons,” a black and white essay on a halfway house in New York’s South Bronx; and “Tiny Tasha’s Box of Mirrors,” a series of photos from the Maryland State Fair where a 28-inch-tall Haitian woman was displayed in a box.
“The stories are radically different in both content and structure (and so are the) method of shooting, mode of story telling,” according to Raimondo. “How you feel it is how you shoot it,” she added.