Sam Corum

“Corum donned his old flak jacket from tours in Iraq—a jacket he never expected to wear stateside. Scribbling the word “press” on a strip of duct tape, he slapped it to the front of his jacket, strapped on his cameras and headed downhill.”
Protestors hold hands at a Michael Brown demonstration
“Corum donned his old flak jacket from tours in Iraq—a jacket he never expected to wear stateside. Scribbling the word “press” on a strip of duct tape, he slapped it to the front of his jacket, strapped on his cameras and headed downhill.”

Sam Corum

Fine Art Photography, BFA ’12

Corcoran alumnus Sam Corum, Fine Art Photography BFA ’12, watched images of the turmoil unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, flash across his TV screen. He was shocked by the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a young black teenager, at the hands of a white police officer. As the protest and the police response escalated, Corum, a military photographer turned freelance photojournalist, felt compelled to document what was clearly history in the making. He packed his cameras, rearranged prior commitments and hopped in his car for the 13-hour drive to St. Louis. Read more about Corum's efforts to find a narrative for Ferguson.