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    Ken Hawkins

    Ken Hawkins
    Ken Hawkins is a photojournalist who has covered politics, disasters, and conflict zones—including in Vietnam, Nicaragua, and El Salvador—since 1970, working globally for publications and agencies such as TIME, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Forbes, Paris Match, Stern, Newsweek, Wired, and the British Broadcasting Corporation. For over two decades, his work was represented by the photo agency SYGMA Paris/New York. Ken has served on the boards of several nonprofit agencies relating to the arts, social action, and photojournalism. He was a founder of the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar in 1973 and worked with the organization for thirty years. Ken also served as the Atlanta/Southeast chapter president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), sitting on its national board and executive committee, and serving as ASMP’s national secretary.Hawkins is the author of Jimmy Carter – Photographs 1970 – 2010, a book of photographs published on the 40th anniversary of the grassroots campaign, that took a virtually unknown Southern peanut farmer turned politician to the highest office in the United States.Hawkins lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with his wife, Dana, and Zeke, their black Lab. He has two sons, Will and Ben.
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    By Ken Hawkins:


      jimmy carter - photographs

      The Creampuff

      by | 0, Add your Comment | Oct 31, 2016
      Carter and Mondale with members of the White House traveling press corps softball team, dubbed the News Twisters, at the Plains High School baseball field. Carter’s own team was made up mainly of off-duty US Secret Service agents. One observer likened the Secret Service versus press play to the “New York Yankees against a middle school softball team . . . if the middle schoolers had been drinking all night.” Left to right are Justin Friedland of ABC News, Charles Mohr of the New York Times, Carter, James Walker of ABC News, Mondale, Rick Kaplan of CBS News, Billy Carter, Curtis Wilkie of the Boston Globe, and Phil Smith of Newhouse News Service.

      As a photojournalist shooting a baseball game, I’d never once considered that I could be at great peril…but I’d never photographed a game from this position…from on the mound and behind the pitcher.

      I stood over the pitcher’s shoulder during his windup watching the batter – his forearms tensed and his gaze narrowly focused on the orb as it left the pitcher’s fingers.

      The ball floated nearer, the wood came around, gained speed and then contacted…

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