Media | Photojournalism lecture delivered at USJ

Eduardo Leal

Eduardo Leal

A public lecture delivered by award-winning photojournalist Eduardo Leal, examined his approach to photography in news reporting and detailed some of his prior work. The lecture was held at the campus of the University of Saint Joseph on Tuesday night.
During the lecture, Leal guided the audience through his photographs of the recent Venezuelan Revolution, the legacy of the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, and the photojournalist’s encounters with bullfighters in Portugal.
Currently living in South America, and having spent recent years traveling the continent, the Portuguese-born photojournalist also discussed the dangers of his job and the stress his family faces as they often worry about him. “You have to also think about your family too,” he said, “this [profession] was my choice, but it wasn’t theirs,” concluding that he thought it might be a bit “selfish” to pursue such a career.
His adventures nevertheless fascinated the audience last night who studied each photograph loaded on the projector intently and fired question after question at Leal after (and during) his lecture.
The photojournalist will head back to Ecuador before the end of this week, to continue capturing stories which include the recurring aftershocks of a recent earthquake and another on the country’s transgender community.
However, he told the Times that he has already been contacted by Macau locals about returning to the city to deliver another lecture; something Leal said he would welcome. DB


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