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January 14, 2013

Focus on Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer at Governor's

BYFIELD — Stanley Forman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, will discuss his career during a visit to The Governor’s Academy tomorrow night.

Forman will highlight his photography and journalism work and show slides from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Frost Library on Elm Street.

Born in Winthrop, Forman began working as a photographer for the Boston Herald in 1973. After an award-winning career as a staff photographer, he joined Boston’s WCVB-TV and has been a cameraman with the station since 1983.

During his time at the Herald, Forman earned acclaim for his three prize-winning photos, including the 1975 Fire Escape Collapse in which he won his first Pulitzer Prize by capturing a 19-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl falling from a fire escape outside a burning building. The prize-winning photo led to the passage of new fire escape legislation across the country. Forman was also the first to win consecutive Pulitzer Prizes and went on to win three in a four-year period (1975-1979).

The public is invited to his presentation. Admission is free. Call The Governor’s Academy Art Department at 978-499-3310 for more information.

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