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About Dan Loh

Dan Loh is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Documentary Photographer based in the Greater New York City area and is available for photojournalism, documentary, art, corporate, public relations, events, gala, annual reports, portraiture, education teaching assignments.

DAN LOH (b. New York, USA) is a former Associated Press staff photographer and recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for a photo of White House intern Monica Lewinsky and her attorney William Ginsberg. His prize-winning photo can be viewed at the Newseum in Washington D.C., and is published in Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs and Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs. As an AP staff photographer, Dan was assigned to domestic U.S. AP bureaus in Pennsylvania (based in Philadelphia), Mississippi and Louisiana (based in Jackson, MS), Massachusetts and Rhode Island (based in Boston), and Missouri and Kansas (based in Kansas City, MO). In addition to President Clinton's impeachment, Dan also contributed to AP's photographic coverage of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, as well as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, U.S. Presidential campaigns, political conventions, inaugurations, Meetings of the General Assembly of the United Nations, and World Youth Day.  Dan was a selected participant to The Eddie Adams Workshop and was also a mentor photographer at The Associated Press Diverse Visions Workshop.  Dan is listed among notable alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY, graduating with a BFA in Photography, and later received his MFA in Photography from New Jersey City University, in Jersey City, NJ.  A portfolio of his other work can be viewed HERE.  Dan is currently a photographer and college educator in the Greater New York City tri-state metropolitan area.

EDUCATION:
MFA Photography - New Jersey City University.
BFA Photography - Rochester Institute of Technology.

CAREER:
Dan Loh Photography LLC - New York - Corporate, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Lifestyle/Events.
The Associated Press - Staff Photographer - Bureaus: Philadelphia, Jackson, Mississippi, Boston, Kansas City.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Union County College - Photography Adjunct Professor.
Community College of Philadelphia - Photography Adjunct Professor.  
New Jersey City University - Photography Teaching Assistant.

SELECT EXHIBITIONS:
American Acculturation, Visual Arts Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs, curated by Cyma Rubin, Newseum, Washington, D.C. 
The Pulitzer Prize Photographs Traveling Exhibition, curated by Cyma Rubin. Various locations including: 
- The Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA.
- The Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, TX.
- Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN.
- Daegu Museum, Seoul, South Korea.
- Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska.
NJCU Alumni Photography Alumni Exhibition, Jersey City, NJ.
The Self Re-Imagined, Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Asian-American Writers on Remaking the Past, Jersey City, NJ.
Faded Memories Re-Visited, (group) Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ.
Attack on America: 9/11, Newseum, Washington, D.C. 

PUBLISHED WORK:
Moments: The Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographs by Hal Buell.
Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs by Cyma Rubin and Eric Newton.
Work published in newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals, and websites such as: The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, USA Today, TIME Magazine, Newsweek, US News and World Report

NOTABLE DISTINCTIONS:
The Pulitzer Prize - Feature Photography.
The RIT Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing.
The Eddie Adams Workshop - Invited Participant.
The AP Diverse Visions Workshop - Invited Participant.
Associated Press Internship - Sole Selected Participant.
Gannett Internship - Sole Selected Participant.


"American Acculturation"

I use photography to search for an explanation for the persistent feeling of being both at home/not at home in the small American town where I was raised and in the various American cities I have lived since. This has prompted an investigation of my parents’ immigration and assimilation from South Korea to the United States, and my chronicle of the lives of the three generations of my family.  I began this project by re-discovering old photographs that have long been in my family’s possession boxed away nearly destroyed, torn and tattered.  Many of the prints have faded away to near nothingness, having been hastily moved around, in attempts of safekeeping during midnight escapes prompted by invading enemy North Korean forces during the Korean War.  In one aspect of this cultural history project, I juxtapose audio recordings of my parents’ recalling their childhood experiences during the war with images of restored photographs, both of which stand in stark contrast to imagery of their lives today in America and the lives of their children and grandchildren.  As I’ve come to know my parents’ stories, I understand more of their own sense of courage and dislocation while moving to a completely foreign country and the way in which that sense of dislocation as well as assimilation has affected me.  It is my hope that this project will lead me to a greater understanding of my own life, and why I have always felt like a perpetual immigrant caught between two worlds.