Renowned documentary photographer Donna De Cesare came to Ankara May 9th, 2017. De Cesare, Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is known for her groundbreaking coverage of the spread of U.S. gangs in Central America.
De Cesare said, “Journalism is a vocation, it is not just a hobby or something that you are technically proficient, you have to have a real commitment to people. You cannot be a journalist without being curious and really caring about people, and caring about the world and making the world a better place. So, some of the people who are the most proficient photographers don’t necessarily have those other qualities, so I don’t think they make good journalists. I think it is the whole person that makes the journalist; not the camera, the equipment and all that stuff, it is the person.”