David Sutherland
Education:
  • M.B.A. Syracuse University
  • M.A. Western Kentucky University
  • B.A. Western Kentucky University

David Sutherland

Associate Professor Visual Communications Also teaches in: Military Visual Journalism Photography Communications Communications Photography Photojournalism Communications@Syracuse (online)

What he teaches ...

David Sutherland teaches introductory photography, emphasizing content, composition and elements that determine picture quality, including camera use and camera functions. He also teaches basic video production, emphasizing story concept, story structure, shot sequencing, continuity and pacing.

Bio

David Sutherland has been a professor of photography at Syracuse University for nearly 40 years. He was previously a staff photographer at the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier-Journal and the Bowling Green (Kentucky) Daily News.

He has been honored with the 2002 National Press Photographers Association Robin F. Garland Educator Award; the 2000 Western Kentucky Herald Journalism Award; and the 2008 Michael O’Leary Prize for Excellence in Teaching at SU London.

Sutherland was the administrator for the Alexia Foundation for 20 years, and the Alexia Chair for Documentary Photography from 2007-2010.

He has also taught photojournalism to Military Visual Journalism students for 25 years.

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