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Jack Corn

Photojournalist Jack Corn (1929-present) engendered remarkable social and political change through his photography. Corn began his career as a staff photographer for The Tennessean, where he worked for over two decades and eventually became the paper’s chief photographer and photo editor. From there, he went on to work for the Chicago Tribune and teach in the journalism school at Western Kentucky University. His career highlights include his coverage of the civil rights movement in Nashville and poverty in Appalachia, the latter of which inspired national efforts to alleviate poverty in the U.S. His deep investment in the realities he captured allowed Corn to personally connect with subjects, issues, and America at large.