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David LaBelle


David LaBelle is a photographer, editor, teacher and author. He has worked for 20 newspapers and magazines, including the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where he was assistant managing editor for photography. LaBelle directs the photojournalism program at Kent State University and has taught at Western Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky. In 1991, the National Press Photographers Association honored LaBelle with the Robin F. Garland Award for photojournalism education. LaBelle has written four books, including “The Great Picture Hunt.”

Learn more about David and his work:

Dave LaBelle: The Lesson

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Research Areas
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Minority Recruitment
  • Recruitment
David LaBelle
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Kent Campus
Phone: 330-672-2572
Fax: 330-672-4064
Spring 2015
  • JMC 22001 - 001 Photography
  • JMC 32001 - 001 Photojournalism I
  • JMC 40095 - 015 St : Smartphone Photo
  • JMC 40096 - 004 Ind Proj - Mass Communic