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Evan Vucci

MMW 02: Sept 2008

Evan Vucci is a photojournalist for the Associated Press based in Washington, D.C. He studied photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated in 2000. He began his career as a freelance photographer for Reuters News Agency, The New York Times, the European Pressphoto Agency and The Associated Press.

Evan joined The Associated Press full time in 2003. His work deals primarily with U.S. politics and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has received awards from Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Competition, White House News Photographers Association, and The Associated Press Managing Editors Association, and a national Edward R. Murrow award.

He ventured into multimedia journalism in 2007 and is committed to developing short and long form documentary storytelling at The Associated Press.

Evan participated in the September 2008 MediaStorm Storytelling Workshop. He had the following to say about his experience:

The MediaStorm Multimedia Workshop was a great opportunity to learn from some of the best producers in the business. It taught me to think of the story from a totally different mindset.

It was great to learn the technical skills to produce multimedia, but even better to learn about the approach to each story. To blend the power of still photography, audio, and video in a thoughtful and meaningful way is the lesson I'll take away from the workshop. I walk away inspired, and ready to apply the lessons learned at MediaStorm to my work.

An Apollo Legend by Ricky Montalvo, Bernadette Tuazon and Evan Vucci

One night a week, the stage at the Apollo Theater is an amateur's battleground, where performers have competed for stardom since 1934. Today, the legend of Ella Fitzgerald lives on in the hearts of those who pray for their own big break.