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The Department of Photojournalism invites you to a conversation with award-winner Haitian AP photojournalist Dieu Nalio Chery moderated by John Smock.
Join us virtually on April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm to hear about his trajectory as a photojournalist and of his visual work in Haiti. Dieu Nalio Chery won The Robert Capa Gold Medal Award 2019.
Dieu Nalio Chery was born in Haiti in 1981. He started shooting in his uncle’s photo studio when he was twenty as a commercial photographer from 2002 to 2004 and as a freelance photographer from 2004 to 2010 as he dealt with a local agency named Alerte Haiti.
When former President Jean Bertrand Aristide went to exile in 2004, he decided to show in images the human right abuses and social injustices of people living in the slums. The 2010 earthquake aftermath saw an increase of all major categories of crimes, including murder, kidnapping and violence of all sorts. When he saw how the authorities treated the victims without any respect of their rights, he decided to pursue a career in photojournalism and joined Associated Press that same year.