Photojournalist and photographer to discuss the ‘Sacrificial City’

Brett Carlsen and Juan Madrid, a photojournalist and photographer respectively, will come to Yale on Wednesday, Dec. 4 as Poynter Fellows in Journalism.

(Photo by Brett Carlsen)

Carlsen and Madrid will give a talk titled “Sacrificial City” at 10:30 a.m. in Green Hall, Rm. G32, at 1156 Chapel St. The event is free and open to the public.

Carlsen graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.F.A. in professional photographic illustration. He recently spent time working as a photographer for The Flint Journal. Currently based out of upstate New York, Carlsen works as a freelance photojournalist. His work has appeared in many publications, most notably The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Madrid, who also graduated from RIT with a degree in the same professional photographic illustration program, has had work published in various magazines and books. His photography has also been featured in several exhibitions throughout the region. Madrid currently lives and works in Catskill, New York.  

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellow are Jill Abramson, Nathaniel Rich, and James Bennet.

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