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David LaBelle


David LaBelle is a photographer, editor, teacher and author. He has worked for 20 newspapers and magazines, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he was assistant managing editor for photography. LaBelle directs the photojournalism program at Kent State University and has taught at Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. In 1991, the National Press Photographers Association honored LaBelle with the Robin F. Garland Award for photojournalism education. LaBelle has written four books, including “The Great Picture Hunt.”

Learn more about David and his work:

Dave LaBelle: The Lesson

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Minority Recruitment
  • Recruitment
David LaBelle
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent Campus
Phone: 330-672-2572
Fax: 330-672-4064
Spring 2014
  • JMC 22001 - 002 Photography
  • JMC 32001 - 001 Photojournalism I
  • JMC 40095 - 023 St : Smart Phone Photo
  • JMC 60195 - 023 Smartphone Photography
Fall 2014
  • JMC 32001 - 001 Photojournalism I
  • JMC 40095 - 003 St : Smartphone Photo
  • JMC 42008 - 001 Advanced Photojournalism