British photojournalist Paul Conroy, photographer for acclaimed Sunday Times of London writer Marie Colvin, joined a Press Club of Long Island discussion via Skype on Colvin’s life and her impact on journalism at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre on March 20.
Colvin, who was born and raised on Long Island and is counted among the world’s great international war correspondents, was killed in Homs, Syria, in 2012, in a rocket attack perpetrated by the Syrian government.
Photos by Bill Bleyer/PCLI
British photojournalist Paul Conroy joined the discussion on Marie Colvin’s reporting on the Syrian civil war. He was joined by, at right, Cat Colvin, Marie’s sister.
Howard Schneider, founding dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism and former executive editor of Newsday, led the discussion. Also joining in was Marie’s sister, Cat Colvin.
The talk followed a showing of “Under the Wire,” a documentary that recounts the final days of Marie Colvin’s life in Homs.
Colvin was inducted into the Press Club of Long Island’s Hall of Fame in 2016.
PCLI Board members Jamie Lynn Ryan and Bill Bleyer were instrumental in arranging the evening.