Tom Fox is 2014 Guest Lecturer; RC Hickman Photographers Workshop in Recess, Gordon Parks Young Photographers Competition is in Full Swing!



BREAKING NEWS - The RC Hickman Young Photographers Workshop will be in RECESS until Summer 2015 and then it will resume with all due vigor to instruct our students and take some really good looking photos. We'll look forward to seeing you at the J. Erik Jonsson Library located at 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX.

The Gordon Parks Young Photographers Competition is in full steam ahead mode with prizes to be awarded to first, second, and third place winners as the announcements take will place following the Young Photographers Guest Lecture Series. Entry forms for the competition can be downloaded from the programs section. Just fill the form out and mail it back. That's it! The winning photos will be on display for public viewing.

Artist & Elaine Thornton Foundation for the Arts is happy to announce that Mr. Tom Fox will be this year's Guest Lecturer for the Young Photographers Guest Lecture Series at the J Erik Jonsson Branch of the Dallas Public Library. Aspiring photographers, students and professionals alike are in for a great treat as Mr. Fox will share his experiences behind the camera during the 1:00 pm program.

He has 24 years experience as a photojournalist, documenting the lives and many events through the lens of his camera. Early on Tom sensed the opportunities and new possibilities in the world of photography and he has expressed his creative potential to the extent of mastery. Tom Fox matriculated at the University of Texas at Arlington where he received his Bachelor's Degree.

He was recognized by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors as the Photojournalist of the Year. In Tom Fox's words, he states, I was honored to be a part of a small team of photographers at The Dallas Morning News who won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. ...Over the years, I’ve received accolades from POYi, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and National Headliners Foundation. Also, he was named Star Photographer of the Year by the Texas Headliner’s Foundation.

During his career Tom was employed by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times as Staff Photographer and as Photo Editor/Chief for the Arlington Morning News. He is currently Senior Staff Photographer for the Dallas Morning News.

You are cordially invited to attend the Young Photographers Guest Lecture Series taking place on Saturday August 9, 2014 beginning at 1pm at the J. Erik Jonsson Library, located at 1515 Young Street in the heart of downtown Dallas, TX, in the auditorium. Save the date and plan on an informative and creatively nourishing afternoon of photography. An Artist & Elaine Thornton Foundation for the Arts presentation. Again for more information please visit the programs section or call 214-716-7481. Admission is free.

Once again, The RC Hickman Young Photographers Workshop will be in recess until Summer 2015 and then it will resume with the bus trips to interesting locations around the Metroplex to take pictures!




Our Past Guest Lecturers
1. Toni Parks
2. Gordon Parks
3. RC Hickman
4. Milton Hinnant
5. Howard Bingham
6. D. Michael Cheers
7. Eli Reed
8. Irwin Thompson
9. Sharon Farmer
10. Carl Sidle
11. Katina Revels
12. David Parks
13. Chester Higgins Jr.
14. Melani N. Douglass
15. Beatrice McBride
16. Randy Eli Grothe
17. Gail Nogle
18. Vernon Bryant
19. Eric Draper

Artist and Elaine Thornton Foundation for the Arts
P.O. Box 210647
Dallas, Tx 75211
214-716-7481 or
email: artistelaine2@juno.com