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Kim Komenich

San Francisco State University
Photojournalism Professor
San Francisco, CA
Kim Komenich heads the photojournalism sequence in the Journalism Department at San Francisco State University. In 2016 he published “Revolution Revisited: A Look Back at the 1986 Philippine People Power Revolution,” which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning images he took for the San Francisco Examiner.

He has photographed the ramifications of conflict in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and Iraq, where photos from his three trips to the Sunni Triangle in 2005 earned him the Military Reporters and Editors’ Association’s 2006 Photography Award.

Komenich received his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University in 1979. He went on to work as a photographer and editor for the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000) and the San Francisco Chronicle (2000-2009). He was a 1993-94 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a fall, 2001 teaching fellow at the Center for Documentary Studies at U.C. Berkeley. He was a 2006-07 fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, based at Columbia University. In 2007 he received his MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri, where he studied the history and practice of multimedia photojournalism.

Komenich has received the 1982 World Press Photo award for News Pictures Series, the 1987 National Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 2005 Clifton C. Edom Education Award from the National Press Photographers' Association and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges.




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