Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Director Brian Palmer '86 will screen his documentary, Full Disclosure.
Brian Palmer is an independent visual journalist living in Richmond, VA, where he is producing Make the Ground Talk, with Erin Hollaway Palmer, a documentary that evokes life in a historic black community that was uprooted during World War II to build a naval base, now a top-secret U.S. military installation. Palmer began his career at the Village Voice. Before going freelance in 2002, Palmer served in a number of staff positions—photographer, assistant editor, Beijing bureau Chief (US News & World Report); writer (Fortune); correspondent (CNN). Palmer has contributed video to PBS and MTV News & Docs and written for Huffington Post, ColorLines, TheRoot, Pixel Press, and other outlets. His photos have appeared in the New York Times, Fortune, Politiken, Die Zeit, and others. Palmer was awarded a Ford Foundation grant for Full Disclosure, a documentary about his three embeds in Iraq with U.S. Marines. Currently, he is serving as a scholar in residence at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Division for Learning Innovation and Student Success. He will be the Newsday/David Laventhol Visiting Professor of Journalism at Columbia Journalism School for the spring 2016 semester.
Supported by the Jeffrey and Connie Tarrant Fund and the Office of the Dean of the College.