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I'm a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, photographer, photo editor, executive producer and full-time faculty member in the Photography Department at Foothill College in Los Altos, California. At Foothill, I teach PHOT 5: Beginning Photography, PHOT 10: History of Photography, PHOT 22: Photojournalism among other courses for the department's well-known degree and certificate programs. We offer FREE photography courses for non-degree seekers, as well. Get in touch with me for more information!

Before coming to Foothill, I held the position of associate director for the Michigan State University School of Journalism, where I taught courses in beginning and advanced photojournalism, documentary photography, 360-degree video and visual journalism for our School's graduate students.  During my professional career, I led the photography team at the San Francisco Chronicle, the editorial team for a media start-up, ViewFind, and was a member of visual teams at The Dallas Morning News, The Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post.

As an educator, I am committed to the success of every one of my students. Nothing brings me greater joy than to see students succeed in realizing their dreams (other than my son doing the same...) My creative research unpacks the semiotics found within visual archives and methods to disrupt bigotry by filling in gaps and expanding cultural narratives. Exposing violent human rights abuses against minoritized communities has been the focus of my work as a photojournalist. I am co-writing a new book, Critical Photojournalism: Ethics, Practice and Business for Routledge with Tara Pixley, an assistant professor at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University. 

Get in touch: judy@jujuphoto.com

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