School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist visits School of Journalism and New Media

Posted on: February 6th, 2017 by jheo1

Join us in learning from one of the best in the industry. Bill Frakes will share advice for working with editorial and commercial clients, such as ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Learn more about the power of visual storytelling. All are welcome.


A visual storyteller and educator, Frakes has worked in every US state and in more than 138 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients. He is a winner of the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition and was a team member of the Miami Herald that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew. He was also awarded the Gold Medal by World Press Photo. Through his production company, Straw Hat Visuals, he is a pioneer in embracing the newest technology and techniques to captivate audiences, creating effective, visually-stunning and compelling films.