Creighton’s Doll Named Nebraska’s Artist of the Year
The Rev. Don Doll S.J., professor of journalism and mass communication (JMC) and the Heider Jesuit Chair at Creighton University, has received the Artist of the Year Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. Gov. Dave Heineman presented the award at the Governor’s Arts Awards luncheon in Lincoln.
Doll is an internationally recognized photojournalist who began his career photographing the Lakota people at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota when he was a Jesuit seminarian. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic and the “Day in the Life of” book series. His own books include Crying for a Vision and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation. He holds Kodak’s Crystal Eagle Award for impact in photojournalism. He often undertakes photojournalism projects to promote the mission of the Society of Jesus worldwide in addition to teaching photojournalism courses at Creighton.
“Father Doll is not only an amazing photographer but a great mentor to his students,” said Eileen Wirth, Ph.D., JMC chair. “He is a role model to them, using his art to carry out the Jesuit mission of changing the world for the good.”