Derrick Te Paske '68
Derrick Te Paske '68 remembers becoming interested in photography -- the year was 1966 and the place was Grinnell College. Te Paske was still a student here when he captured on film images from Grinnell's 1967 National Convocation on Liberal Arts Colleges in a World of Change.
Since moving from Iowa to New England in the late 1960s, Te Paske has worked as a photographer, a carpenter, an English teacher, a documentary filmmaker, and an art dealer. He is a professor, and former chair of the Communication Arts Department of Framingham State College, where he has taught since 1988. His Ph.D. is in Communication Studies. He is or has been a member of such organizations as the English Institute, the Photographic Resource Center, the Boston Film/Video Foundation, and the American Association of Woodturners.
Te Paske's documentary productions have been screened in venues including the New England Film and Video Festival, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and PBS; photographs have been exhibited at the Boston Center for the Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art; and woodturnings have been represented at various New England galleries, including the Lacoste Gallery (Concord, MA), and the Fiber Arts Center (Amherst). He is represented in the international collection "500 Wood Bowls" (Lark Press) and is an Artist Member of the Medici Society (School of the MFA, Boston).
Robert Hodierne '68
When Grinnell College held the National Convocation on Liberal Arts Colleges in a World of Change in 1967, Robert Hodierne '68 had already spent a year as a photojournalist in Vietnam. Convinced the war would be over before he graduated from college, Hodierne left Grinnell for Vietnam in the spring of 1966 with his cameras slung around his neck, but no job awaiting him. He quickly found work and became the youngest fully accredited foreign journalist to cover the war. His photographs appeared in all major U.S. and European magazines and in the Time-Life series of Vietnam books. He returned to Grinnell in the fall of 1967 to finish his degree. The Grinnell College public relations office hired Hodierne to photograph the Convocation.
In his 35 years as a journalist Robert Hodierne has worked as a writer, editor and photographer for a number of newspapers, wire services, magazines, radio and television stations, and Internet publications. Among his awards, Hodierne was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service and a Robert Kennedy Award in 1981 for a series of newspaper articles about Brown Lung disease. In early 2004 he did a six-week tour in Iraq for Military Times, and in 2005 returned to Iraq for an additional month to write about the war. Hodierne is an associate professor journalism at the University of Richmond.