William Snyder presents pictures and stories, his experience with The Who and his Pulitzer Prize winning career in photojournalism. To say that William Snyder is a serious photojournalist/editor is something of an understatement. The four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner has covered subjects ranging from AIDS orphans in Romania to Olympic Games to a coup attempt in the former Soviet Union.
But what really gets this decorated photographer talking is when the topic turns to his rock ‘n’ roll experiences with The Who. As a young fan sitting in the cheap seats, William Snyder first photographed The Who in concert back in 1976. Back then he had no idea that less than 25 years later he would be photographing them again as a member of their “family.”
Snyder graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with highest honors and a BS in photography. He recently returned to RIT to teach and is the Chair of the Photojournalism program. Shortly after graduation, William began working for The Miami News in 1981 where he covered many of the city’s major news stories – riots, Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl, Haitian boat people, and space shuttle launches.
Sep 19, 2019, 7 PM