Renowned Photojournalist to Share Images and Inspiration at Scranton

Award-winning photojournalist Don Doll, S.J., whose work has been featured in National Geographic and eight “Day in the Life” books, will share his photographs and the inspiration behind them at an exhibit and lecture series at The University of Scranton.

Father Doll will discuss his 50-year career as a “Jesuit photographer” – what he also refers to as a “vocation within a vocation” – at three lectures on Monday, Oct. 21. He will present “Photographing God in All Things” Monday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in room 133 of the Loyola Science Center; at 5 p.m. in room 300 of Loyola Hall; and at 7:15 p.m. in room 305 of the Weinberg Memorial Library. All three lectures are free of charge and open to the public.

Select images from his recent work for the Jesuit Refugee Service will be on display on the second and third floors of Brennan Hall Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Nov. 1. The exhibit will be included among the venues for downtown Scranton’s First Friday event on Nov. 1.

The breadth of Father Doll’s 50-year career includes two books and National Geographic articles on Native Americans, as well as images documenting the work of Jesuits for the Jesuit Refugee Service in 40 countries.

“I photograph to tell the stories of people who have no voice. Hopefully, I can help others understand and work to change unjust social structures,” said Father Doll in a 2010 article in the National Jesuit News.

A respected international photographer, Father Doll’s many awards include the Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact on Photojournalism, the Nikon World Understanding through Photography Award, and the Nebraska Artist of the Year Award (2006), among others. His photographs also include an annual fund-raising calendar for the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, S.D., among other award-winning calendars.

Father Doll’s work is celebrated in “A Call to Vision, A Jesuit’s Perspective on the World,” (2012) the final book in the Vision series that includes “Crying for a Vision,” (1976) and “Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred sites of the Sioux Nation” (1994.)

Father Doll’s career is summarized in his business card, which titles him “priest, professor, photographer.” He is a professor of journalism at Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., where he holds the Charles and Mary Endowed Jesuit Chair.

The lectures and exhibit are part of the Kania School of Management’s Jesuit Lecture Series. It is sponsored by the Arthur J. Kania School of Management and the Jesuit Center at The University of Scranton.

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