Desmond Tutu"A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons." ~ Desmond Tutu
News photographers get to meet a lot of interesting people. Some photographers never get over the giddy feeling that comes over them when meeting famous people (those photographers annoy not only the working stiffs among us but the subjects). But for the professionals, the more famous people we meet, from presidents to entetainers, the more they become assignments with deadlines. But I have had my favorites. Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu is one of them.
The famous-people names that have stuck with me over the years have been those who dared change the world. While running through a box of negatives and slides, I found a sheet of Archbishop Desmond Tutu negatives, and ran one through my scanner. Tutu heads the top of my short list of favorite world-changers. Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, among other prestigious human rights awards, and holds honorary degrees from over one-hundred and thirty universities, including Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Emory, and Harvard, where this photo was taken. You can read more about Tutu at Wikipedia.
Age has not slowed Tutu down. At eighty, he is still changing the world.