Lester Sloan

Writer/Photographer and professor of photojournalism at Savannah State University

A graduate of Wayne State University's School of Journalism, Lester Sloan's career started out at the CBS affiliate in Detroit as a T.V. cameraman. In 1970 he was hired by Newsweek Magazine to work in their Los Angeles bureau as a staff photographer. He was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1975. Upon completion of his Nieman year, he returned to Los Angeles and continued to work there until 1996, covering assignments throughout the Southwest, Mexico and Central America. He worked as a contributing editor at Emerge Magazine during the early years of that publication, and also as a contributing essayist at National Public Radio's Weekend Edition. Though retired, he continues to work as a freelance writer/photographer. Currently, he is visiting Professor of Photojournalism at Savannah State University.