The Christian Science Monitor will be premiering a documentary on award-winning photojournalist, Gordon Converse on Tuesday, May 16 from 7:00 – 8:45 pm at the Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston.
Gordon’s black-and-white photographs began appearing in the Monitor during World War II. He soon became the publication's chief photographer – traveling to 120 countries over a 40 year career with the paper.
In that time Gordon was able to capture a spectrum of iconic images ranging from US presidents to common scenes from everyday life. But regardless of the subject, Gordon shared that his goal was always, “to take the best possible picture in the kindest possible way."
"The purpose of photojournalism at its best is to help mankind see...still photographs give us time to pause and to see...they provide a universal method of communication that breaks through all barriers of language."
Please join the Monitor to celebrate Gordon’s work with the premiere of the documentary “Illumine All Mankind: The photojournalism of Gordon Converse,” by documentarian Bob Pokress.