John Kaplan (photographer)
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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".
Kaplan attended Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, Delaware, graduating in 1977. Kaplan graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1982 and later graduated with a master's degree in journalism from the school in 1998. In 1999 he became a faculty member at the University of Florida.
In April 2008 Kaplan was named a Fulbright Scholar. The same year, Kaplan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a condition which is in remission as of 2011 after treatment. Kaplan has reported his experience with cancer in an award-winning documentary film entitled "Not As I Pictured".
References and notes
- "1992 Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes. Columbia University. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
- 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
- "Kaplan named Fulbright Scholar for 2009", University of Florida News, University of Florida, 25 April 2008, archived from the original on 12 May 2008, retrieved 2 April 2011
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