At the end of Syracuse University’s Fall Workshop, we had a little thank you ceremony for my advisor and friend, David Sutherland, who will retire at the end of this year after 40 years of teaching at Newhouse. It is hard to put into words what he has meant to so many of us.

Partly because he uses so few words – his critiques are legendary for their brevity.

Sutherland gave me my two careers, as a photojournalist and an educator, and his voice is inside my head constantly. Every day I teach, there’s some of his vision there.