Kim Komenich Named to SF State Photojournalism Teaching Post

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Photo of Kim Komenich

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER (NATIONAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and filmmaker Kim Komenich today was named an assistant professor of photojournalism for San Francisco State University. Komenich, who has been an assistant professor of new media studies at San Jose State University, will begin teaching two advanced photojournalism classes at SF State this coming fall semester.

He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for his coverage of the Philippine Revolution while on assignment for the San Francisco Examiner. Komenich has also photographed the ramifications of conflicts in, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and Iraq.

Komenich joins legendary photographer and SF State teacher Ken Kobre on the school’s staff, and for the next few semesters the two will teach together, Komenich told News Photographer magazine today. When Kobre retires as the director of the photojournalism program, Komenich will be in line to transition into the post.


Photo by Mohammad Kheirkhah