Some of Peggy Peattie’s favorite images are the ones that bare all―not skin so much as soul.
The prize-winning Union-Tribune photographer will show some of her pictures during “Lessons through the Lens: Perspectives from a Photojournalist,” a presentation at the meeting tonight (Wednesday).
Peattie (pronounced PEET-ee) focuses on community journalism and her work offers insights into lives rarely seen: a teenage mom in Ohio living in an impoverished, rural town; a grandmother in Tijuana who must become the sole caregiver to her eight grandsons; drug addicts looking to better themselves, and people working to help them.
Peattie was named Greater Los Angeles Press Photographer of the Year five times in a row, and has won honors from the National Press Photographers Association. In 2004, she published the book Down in Dixie, a photo documentary about the significance of the Confederate flag in South Carolina, and the fight to remove it from the statehouse dome.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the .