Shooting Back From the Heart

by Jim Hubbard

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/7/2013

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781452577692
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781452577685
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 330
ISBN : 9781452577678

About the Book

“Shooting Back caught my attention. Way to go, Jim Hubbard.”
—Oprah Winfrey

“Shooting Back is wonderful and should be supported in every way possible.”
—Hillary Rodham Clinton

“There is the photojournalism that is objective, and then there is the photojournalism that is purposefully provocative. Jim hubbard has found time to practice both.”
—The Washington Post

“Jim and Shooting Back gives … us all hope.”
—Maria Shriver, NBC news

“His photos are powerful. His theme is strong and honest. Jim’s faith story is compelling, enabled by the grace and love of God. There is a human joy. Jim Hubbard is a very special person, and I am proud to know him.
—Martin Sheen

“Jim Hubbard’s photos are a worthy continuation of the tradition of American documentary photography that has tried to give voice to the voiceless. Through his sensitivity we feel that these are people and not just a problem.
—Peter Howe, director of photography, LIFE magazine

“Jim Hubbard reached a position which any photographer would envy. He has embarked on a task which is difficult and rarely lucrative. Jim spends his time in our ghettos, our poverty-filled streets. He is an artist photographing the poor, impoverished to heighten the public’s awareness. Jim should serve as an example to us all.”
—US House of Representatives Majority Whip Tony Coelho, D-CA

“I was very moved and touched by your book. God has redeemed, is redeeming, the searing pain of your loss. Your story greatly encourages me.”
—Rankin Wilbourne, senior pastor, Pacific Crossroads Church, Santa Monica, California

About the Author

Jim Hubbard, Bio Website Email Jim Hubbard is an acclaimed documentary photographer who, in 2007, was the first photographer to be the recipient of the prestigious Lewis Hine Distinguished Service Award given by the National Child Labor Committee. He also won the Leica Award for Excellence in 1988 for series on Homeless in America. Jim began his career as a photojournalist in Detroit during the tumultuous 1967 Detroit riots one of the first major international stories he covered. Jim’s photographs have been published in most of the world’s major print publications and he has covered many of the world’s major stories including the 1972 Munich Olympics and massacre, the 1979 Cambodian genocide by the Pol Pot regime, the death of 10,000 people in 1971 during a cyclone near Calcutta, India, and the Wounded Knee siege in 1973. Jim also served with the White House Press Corps during his 16 year staff position with United Press International (UPI) and has photographed five U.S. presidents and numerous presidential campaigns including traveling with Bobby Kennedy shortly before his death in 1968. Hubbard has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize for his homelessness series 1987, Rapid City 1972, SD flash flood and Wounded Knee coverage 1973, and has won over 100 awards from the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) and United Press International (UPI). His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, featured in print and television media. Named a Fellow in 2007 at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a co-founder of the USC Institute for Photographic Empowerment (IPE) he joined USC’s Faculty in 2008 and offers a ongoing popular classes titled Visual Communication and Social Change and Visual Communication of Death in the Digital Age. After 25 years as a professional photojournalist, Hubbard founded Shooting Back in Washington, D.C. to empower disenfranchised youth with the ability to describe their world: with the camera they “shot back” as the experts of their lives rather than the subjects of a professional’s work. The inspiration for Shooting Back came while Jim was studying for a three year Master of Divinity (M Div) degree at Wesley Theological Seminary (WTS) in Washington, D.C. Hubbard also authored four books; American Refugees, Forward by Jonathan Kozol, University of Minnesota Press (1991). Shooting Back, Forward by Dr. Robert Coles, Chronicle Books (1991) and Shooting Back from the Reservation, Forward Dennis Banks, The New Press (1994) and Lives Turned Upside Down, Simon&Schuster, (1996). Shooting Back’s photographs have been among the most widely viewed and publicized images in modern photographic history. Jim has lectured at over 100 colleges and universities. Jim holds both Master of Arts and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degrees. He is the father of four daughters and resides in Los Angeles, CA. Jim is a member of Pacific Crossroads Church (PCC) in Santa Monica, CA.