Three legendary photojournalists travel the globe in search of the truth as they seek to tell stories that need to be told from hometowns to war-ravaged lands, these three recount their drive to tell the stories of the past, and their commitment to continuing to tell the stories unfolding today.
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Native Nebraskan Bill Frakes is a visual storyteller working in both still photography and video.
He started his photography career at the Miami Herald where he worked from 1979 to 1992, covering a wide range of subjects from local stories to politics in Cuba. He began freelancing for Sports Illustrated in 1983, in 1992 he joined the masthead of the magazine. His advertising clients have included Apple, Nike, CocaCola, Nikon, Mars, Manfrotto, and Reebok. He directs music videos, short documentary films and television ads.
Editorially, his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. His still photographs and short documentary films have been featured on hundreds of websites as well as on most major television networks. He’s worked in more than 100 countries across 6 continents.
He was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew. He was awarded the Gold Medal by World Press Photo. He won the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award from POYi. He has also been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for reporting on the disadvantaged and by the Overseas Press club for distinguished foreign reporting. In 2010 and 2013, he served on the jury of World Press Photo.