Come see William Snyder’s pictures and hear his stories during this special presentation. He will discuss his experience with The Who and talk about his Pulitzer Prize winning career in photojournalism. William will be signing copies of his new book, Join Together (With The Band), after the talk. This is a museum quality, collectable hardcover coffee table book that captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments off-stage in many never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017.
William will be signing copies of his new book, Join Together (With The Band), after the talk. This is a museum quality, collectable hardcover coffee table book that captures The Who's explosive stage shows as well as quiet moments off-stage in many never-before-seen photographs spanning 1980 through 2017. The exclusive photographs in this book were taken by William Snyder who has been the band's official photographer of more than seventeen years. The foreword is by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The book is bolstered by the full blessing and support of Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
- Join Together is an over-sized book measuring 12 x 12 x 1.0 inches with approximately 180 pages.
William Snyder, a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, has traveled many miles and covered a myriad of assignments. He began shooting photographs for The Gleaner in his hometown of Henderson, KY at the age of 14 and rode his bicycle to assignments or hitched a ride with his mother.
Snyder graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with highest honors and a BS in photography. He recently returned to RIT to teach and is the Chair of the Photojournalism program. Shortly after graduation, William began working for The Miami News in 1981 where he covered many of the city’s major news stories – riots, Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl, Haitian boat people, and space shuttle launches.
In 1983 Snyder moved to The Dallas Morning News. In the 15 years he was a photographer at The News, he covered the first democratic elections in Haiti and Romania, the explosion of the Shuttle Challenger, the ’91 coup attempt in the Soviet Union, the re-unification of Germany, healthcare in the US federal prison system, hunger in Dallas, MLK streets across the US, AIDS orphans in Romania, AIDS in Uganda and Thailand, illegal immigration in Russia and the Czech Republic, cotton farmers in Nicaragua, seal hunting in Newfoundland, Summer Olympics in Barcelona and Atlanta, Winter Olympics in Calgary, Albertville and Nagano, two NCAA Final Fours, two Super Bowls, two Republican Conventions and the re-emergence of religion across Russia while traveling on the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
Four-time Pulitzer Prize recipient:
In 1989 Snyder and two colleagues were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for their special section detailing how the National Transportation Safety Board conducts an investigation.
In 1991 Snyder was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for photographs depicting the inhumane treatment of orphans in Romania’s “home for the irrecoverables.”
In 1993 Snyder and a fellow photographer were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for their work at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.
In 2006, as Director of Photography, Snyder guided The Dallas Morning News' staff to the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.