The Silurians Press Club honored long-time New York Times photographer Chester Higgins Jr. at their Lifetime Achievement Gala at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South.
Chester Higgins Jr.now 75, spent 39 years as a staff photographer for The New York Times and was renowned for the artistry with which he captured the essence of his subjects around the globe.
A native of Alabama and a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, he made it his mission to infuse Black life into the world’s consciousness.
His photographs have appeared in nearly every national news magazine, in museum collections and in a series of books.
Watch the entire ceremony below.