Eyewitness Reflections on the Capitol Insurrection, Biden Inauguration and Other Historic Events
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February 17 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm EST
Pat Benic is a 1970 graduate of W&J who has served as a news photographer and photo editor/director for UPI and Reuters for more than 45 years. He was present in the House of Representatives Chamber during the insurrection of Jan. 6, and photographed the last four presidential inaugurations. Based in Asia and Europe in the 1980’s and 90’s, he photographed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He will share his views of recent events and reflect on his role in chronicling history for a half century.
Resources and Suggested Readings
- Eyewitness to history: W&J grad, photojournalist at the Capitol last Wednesday Observer-Reporter.com, January 2021
- From the President’s Wrestling Mat to the United States Presidential Inauguration: The Benic Brothers JayConnected, W&J College
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