April 12, 2010

As a staff photographer for U.S. News & World Report, James Lo Scalzo, ’89, has traveled to more than 60 countries with his camera, capturing images published for millions of readers.

Author of a memoir, Evidence of My Existence, Lo Scalzo earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from Loyola and an M.A. in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

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“Obviously, mine was not a distinguished existence or an illustrious career. But then I’ve never been my own idea of a photographer. I wasn’t dashing or urbane. I had no panache. I didn’t wear a Leica around my neck like jewelry. I didn’t sit in smoky cafés saying things like ‘The closer you get to death, the higher the f-stop.’ I didn’t live in a loft with 30-foot ceilings and elegant, black-and-white prints adorning exposed brick walls. Well-traveled, yes, but still unrefined.”

—excerpt from Evidence of My Existence

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