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|| News Item: Posted 2010-01-09

Brooks Speakers Program for January & February 2010 Announced
Mark Irwin, David Bohrer and Monica Almeida featured in winter speakers series in Southern California.

By Susan Bloom, Brooks Institute

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This is the schedule for Brooks Institute’s School of Visual Journalism Guest Speaker Series for January / February 2010. This series is an exciting line up including a variety of career paths.

If you are in the area and interested in attending, please stop by.

All events take place at 6:30 pm at the Iron Horse Soundstage at the Ventura Campus.

CANCELED Tuesday, January 19, Iron Horse Soundstage, 6:30 p.m. CANCELED

Mark Irwin
CANCELED Award-winning, renowned Cinematographer Mark Irwin will be our first Guest Speaker of 2010. His credits include Deck the Halls, Scream, There's Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber, The Fly and over 100 other productions including big budget Hollywood films, television, and documentaries as cinematographer and director. Mark is also an inventor of camera rigs and other production gear. (


Tuesday, February 2, Iron Horse Soundstage, 6:30 p.m.

David Bohrer
White House Photographer
David Bohrer worked as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times for 15 years, where he was part of three staff-awarded Pulitzer Prizes for news photography. In 2001, he was hired as a staff photographer for The White House and personal photographer to Vice President Dick Cheney. During his eight year tenure with The White House, he chronicled the behind-the-scenes and daily life of the Vice President and President George W. Bush, including the events of September 11th, 2001.

In 1998, he authored and photographed the book America’s Special Forces, a coffee-table photo book portraying the elite combat units of the United States military. In addition to his long career as a photographer, he is also a commercial helicopter pilot and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Aeronautical Science (


Tuesday, February 16, Iron Horse Soundstage, 6:30 p.m.

Monica Almeida
Working for The New York Times
Monica Almeida is a staff photographer for The New York Times, based out of
Los Angeles. She covers a wide range of subjects in her work, including immigration, the economy, the Academy Awards, social issues in California, and politics.

All events are free, open to the community, and held at Brooks Institute’s Ventura Campus 5301 N. Ventura Ave.

Take highway 101 to Ventura, then highway 33 toward Ojai. Take the Canada Larga exit off highway 33. Turn left at the bottom of the offramp, then left at the second stop sign. Brooks Ventura campus is the large complex off to the right.

For more information contact Susan Bloom, Program Director, Visual Journalism at (805) 585-8042.

Related Links:
Book: America's Special Forces: Weapons, Missions, Training
Brooks Institute
Brooks NPPA

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