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Former White House Photog To Speak At CSULB Journalism Event

Published: November 1, 2010

Eric Draper, a CSULB journalism alumnus who served as chief photographer for President George W. Bush from 2001-09, will speak about his experiences and show photos from his tenure in the White House on Friday, Nov. 12, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Pyramid Annex Conference Room on the CSULB campus.

The event, sponsored by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, is open to alumni, the university and the community.

A former newspaper photographer, Draper began working for the Associated Press in 1993 and won numerous national photojournalism awards. He joined the Bush administration in January 2001 and later brought along two other CSULB alumni—Paul Morse, to serve as an assistant photographer for the president; and David Bohrer, to become photographer for Vice President Dick Cheney. All three had worked for CSULB’s Daily Forty-Niner newspaper and Morse and Bohrer were photographers with the Los Angeles Times. All three are now freelance photographers.

Tickets are $5 for CSULB students and $10 for the campus community and public. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Teri LeGault at 562/985-4981.