Course of the Empire by Ken Light

An American decade, through a photographer’s searching lens

From polo fields to soybean fields, professor Ken Light documents an empire in decline in his forthcoming book, Course of the Empire.

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Reporting on the Extreme Drought

In this story for Inside Climate News, Anne Marshall-Chalmers ('22) reports on how the extreme drought is fueling tensions between farmers and tribes in the West.


Featured Instructor

Ken Light

Guggenheim Fellow Ken Light has worked as a freelance documentary photographer for over 45 years, focusing on social issues. He has taught at the School since 1983.

Lesley Torres

Featured Student

Lesley Torres ('22)

Lesley Torres ('22) reports on health and Covid-19 as an intern for Bloomberg Law.

Serginho Roosblad

Featured Alum

Serginho Roosblad ('18)

Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and photographer Serginho Roosblad is on the global investigative team at The Associated Press as the first hire in a program developed with the Ida B. Wells Society.

Changing the Face of Journalism

Berkeley Journalism intends to be a leader in diversifying the race and gender and class of journalists to ensure that all stories get told.

Berkeley Journalism's Anti-Racism Efforts

How we built on the momentum of a national uprising to make meaningful changes in addressing systemic forms of racism.