Loup Langton was a judge in the 2009 Q4 Contest
Loup Langton currently serves as Director of the Visual Journalism program at the University of Miami's School of Communication and as a member of the Pictures of the Year International Inaugural Advisory Board. His career reflects a balance between creative and research work with a particular passion for Latin America.
His book, Photojournalism and Today's News, Creating Visual Reality, published by Blackwell/John Wiley & Sons in 2009, examines the ways in which newsroom culture, economics and routines influence visual reporting in both printed and online media. He recently worked as the photographic and design editor for Ecuadorian photographer Pablo Corral's book, 25. He and Corral also co-directed the Descubriendo Ecuador book project published in 1994.
Between 1992 and 1998 Langton was a faculty member at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. In 1998 he became Director of Photography for El Universo, Ecuador's largest newspaper, where he helped change the concept of visual story-telling in Ecuador. Later, as Director of Photography for Copley Chicago Newspapers, he helped lead a team that twice produced the Pictures of the Year International Newspaper Photographer of the Year. In 2005 he and colleague, Lelen Robert, organized the SomosFoto workshop in Quito, and in 2008 they directed the second SomosFoto workshop in Santo Domingo.
As a member of JB Pictures Langton photographed throughout the U.S., Africa and the Middle East. He was a contributor to the Homeless in America book in 1987, and his work from Haiti, North Carolina and Ecuador appeared in exhibitions in New York and Washington, D.C. Langton received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas School of Communication.