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Howard J. Sochurek Edit Profile

photographer

Howard J. Sochurek was a photographer, produced and photographed three ABC-TV documentaries: Primary (1961), Yankqui No (1962) and X-Pilot (1964).

Background

Howard J. Sochurek was born in 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.

Education

Sochurek attended Princeton University, New Jersey (1942-44), and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1959-60).

Career

Self-employed since 1970, Sochurek served as a staff photographer for Life magazine from 1950 to 1970 and, before that, was a staff photographer for the Milwaukee Journal from 1945 to 1950. He was named Magazine Photographer of the Year by the University of Missouri. Sochurek received the Robert Capa Award from the Overseas Press Club in 1955. He produced and photographed three ABC-TV documentaries: Primary (1961), Yankqui No (1962) and X-Pilot (1964).

At home, he photographed Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost in 1957, Richard Nixon’s presidential election campaign (1960), Henry Kissinger, and black student activists with Martin Luther King Jr. (1960).

Achievements

  • PUBLICATIONS Books: The First Siberians, 1973; Lifelines for the New Frontier, 1973; The New Russians, 1973; Siberia at Work, 1973.

Works

  • Other Work

    • (1953) India

      (Willing hands bring progress. Image included in 'The Fami...)

Membership

He has been a member of ASMP since 1950 and also belongs to the Overseas Press Club and the Bronxville Field Club.

Connections

grandfather:
Dr. Aloys Sochurek

Dr. Aloys Sochurek was a notable architect in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in the 1880s.

wife:
Tania Sochurek