Top Photojournalists at CSUN – Nov. 16

October 21, 2016

Left: Mark Terrill Right: Robert Hanashiro

Mark Terrill and Robert Hanashiro, two long-time professional photojournalists with a combined total of more than 50 years’ experience in the field, will appear at California State University, Northridge on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 4-6 p.m. in the VPAC’s Kurland Lecture Hall, Room LA 181.

This event, hosted by the Department of Journalism, focuses on the ethics and techniques of photographing sports and politics.

As Journalism Professor David Blumenkrantz noted: “The presentation gives the community a unique opportunity to hear from and see the work of two of the most successful photographers in the field at a time when there's so much discussion of covering both sports and politics, including the current presidential election campaign.”

Blumenkrantz is a visual journalist and co-organizer of this event with Terri Thuente, Journalism lecturer and photojournalist.

Hanashiro has been USA TODAY’s West Coast Staff Photographer for 27 years. In that time, he has covered 14 Olympics, 18 Super Bowls, 14 World Series, 20 NCAA Basketball Tournaments and 12 NBA Finals, and was the founder of the popular sports photography workshops and the website

In addition to sports, he also covers the major entertainment awards shows and for the past 11 years has been one of just five photographers documenting backstage at the Academy Awards. Portraits of the top celebrities, newsmakers and athletes also make up a good portion of Hanashiro’s work for USA Today.

Terrill’s career with The Associated Press began 34 years ago, when he was only 16 years old. He has been a member of the AP’s Los Angeles staff since 1997, and has garnered numerous prestigious awards for his sports photography. Terrill is well-known in the industry for his innovate use of wireless remote technology.

Both photographers have been on the presidential campaign trail, and will share their experiences with the audience at CSUN.

The free event is open to the entire university.