John Kaplan

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John Kaplan
Nationality United States
Fields Photography
Institutions University of Florida
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize
Fulbright Scholar

John Kaplan is an American photographer who won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography "for his photographs depicting the diverse lifestyles of seven 21-year-olds across the United States".[1]

Kaplan attended Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Delaware, graduating in 1977.[2] Kaplan graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism from E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1982 and later graduated with a masters degree in journalism from the school in 1998. In 1999 he became a faculty member at the University of Florida.[3]

In April 2008 Kaplan was named a Fulbright Scholar.[3] The same year, Kaplan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a condition which is in remission as of 2011 after treatment.[2] Kaplan has reported his experience with cancer in an award-winning documentary film entitled "Not As I Pictured".[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University. Retrieved 2 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Soulsman, Gary (1 April 2011), Life jolted into focus: For photojournalist, chronicling cancer was the best way to cope, DelawareOnline (Gannett), OCLC 38962480, retrieved 2 April 2011 
  3. ^ a b Kaplan named Fulbright Scholar for 2009, University of Florida News (University of Florida), 25 April 2008, retrieved 2 April 2011