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10-6-08

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Two renowned photo journalists to speak at ISU Oct. 14 and Oct. 19

AMES, Iowa -- Two award-winning photographers will present lectures at Iowa State University in October. Washington Post staff photographer and former White House photographer Susan Biddle will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Bill Eppridge, who photographed the Kennedy campaigns, Vietnam, Woodstock and nearly every Winter Olympics since 1980, will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

ISU's 2008 Chamberlin Lecturer, Biddle will present "White House Images." She was a White House staff photographer during the last year of Ronald Reagan's administration and the entire George Bush administration.

Biddle began her career photographing for the Peace Corps, and later as a staff photographer for the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Denver Post. Her work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, LIFE, National Geographic and several books. Biddle has been honored by the White House News Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association.

Biddle's lecture is cosponsored by the Greenlee School of Journalism, the Chamberlin Lecture Fund and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by the Government of the Student Body.

Eppridge's presentation, "A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 Election," will highlight his 40-year career at the forefront of photojournalism. He has covered important historical and cultural events, including Bobby Kennedy's assassination (he shot the iconic photograph of a stunned busboy cradling Kennedy just moments after he was shot), the Beatles' first visit to America, the funeral of civil rights activist James Chaney in Mississippi and the aftermath of Mount St. Helens' eruption. His landmark photographic essay on Needle Park heroin addiction not only won a national award, but also inspired the movie, "Panic in Needle Park."

Eppridge has been a photographer for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, LIFE and People. In 1996, he received the National Press Photographer Association's highest honor, the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award, in recognition of his lifetime of achievements. His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, the Museum of Television and

Radio, and in galleries throughout the United States and Europe.

His lecture is cosponsored by Developed/Society for Photographic Education, the Iowa State Daily, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' Miller Lecture Fund, Nikon USA and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by the Government of the Student Body.

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Quick look

Susan Biddle

The Chamberlin Lecture "White House Images"

Susan Biddle

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14

MU Sun Room

Bill Epridge

"A Time it Was: Bobby Kennedy and the 1968 Election"

Bill Eppridge

7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19

MU Sun Room

Both lectures are free and open to the public.