Chris Carlson named to CSPA Hall of Fame

Chris Carlson, an award-winning photojournalist for the Associated Press, has been inducted into the California Scholastic Press Association’s Hall of Fame, president and chairman Todd Harmonson announced Tuesday.

“Chris has been the heart of the CSPA Workshop since he joined our staff in 1994, and he always is one of our students’ favorite instructors because of his rare combination of expertise, passion and world-class talent,” Harmonson said. “We can’t imagine conducting a workshop without him and hope we don’t have to consider that for a long time.”

Carlson has led the photojournalism curriculum at the workshop since 1994 and has been a valued member of the Board of Directors who annually dedicates his time and resources to teach multiple classes during the first week of the workshop.

In his role with the AP as a photographer and editor, and in his previous role with the Orange County Register, Carlson regularly has covered international news and sports events and has won awards for his coverage of the Obama campaign and of numerous wildfires and mass shootings.

The 2021 CSPA virtual workshop continued Tuesday and included Carlson’s presentation on photojournalism, and the program is set to run through Friday.

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