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ASMP-SNW Presents

The Digital Evolution: Photography and sports in our changing times

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This presentation by James Colton (Former Director of Photography for Newsweek and Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated) will highlight the most recent Summer Olympics in London as well as published photographs appearing in the Leading Off section of Sports Illustrated. The lecture will examine the logistics of covering an Olympics, picture editing and the use of imagery in print and on-line. It will also discuss the changes in the publishing world as photographers seek new avenues for their images. An extended question and answer period will follow the presentation.

James K. Colton recently left Sports Illustrated after 15 years as their Photography Editor and is currently a writer and educator. He began his career in 1972 at the Associate Press. Five years later he joined Newsweek and became their Director of Photography. He was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005., received an International Photography Awards "lucie" for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was the recipient of the "Focus" award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 1010 and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo. You can follow Jim at

James will also be providing portfolio reviews for those interested on Friday. Registration for reviews will be held separately from this event, and a link will be provided when details are available.