Forget the Photography, Remember the Story: For Rick Egan, Photojournalism is About Changing Lives – SLUG Magazine

Rick Egan, a staff photographer for The Salt Lake Tribune since 1984, has spent the majority of his life documenting SLC in photographs.

Photographing the punk and hardcore scene is far from the only work Egan has done, though. As a photojournalist for the Tribune, he has documented everything you can possibly think of, such as local festivals, events, protests, unsheltered communities and more. It was his college advisor that first told Egan he should be a professional photojournalist, but Egan wasn’t quite convinced until he went to a workshop with Anthony Suau, a photojournalist who documented the famine in Ethiopia. It was there he realized photojournalism isn’t really about photography at all.