James Estrin, an American, is photographer emeritus with the New York Times and the founding editor of the NY Times Lens blog. He started at The Times in 1987. He was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for the series “How Race is Lived in America.” In 2004, he was the first journalist to photograph an assisted suicide in Oregon, an event which he documented through articles, photographs and an audio slide show. Internationally, he has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict several times and chronicled the journey of Mexican immigrants who shuttle between their lives in the United States and Mexico.
CUTV caught up with him at a recent talk he gave as part of the World Press Photo Exhibit at Dawson College in Montreal.