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Jim Hubbard Receives 2007 Lewis Hine Distinguished Service Award


Photojournalist Jim Hubbard, creative director of Venice Arts in Venice, Calif., has been honored by the National Child Labor Committee with a 2007 Lewis Hine Distinguished Service Award. Hubbard is the first photographer to receive the award, which recognizes those who have made a positive impact on the welfare of the nation's youth.

During his 40-year career, Hubbard's work has called attention to the plight of low-income, homeless, Native American, gang-involved and disabled children.

In addition to his involvement with Venice Arts: In Neighborhoods, a nonprofit organization that pairs photographers, digital artists and filmmakers with at-risk youths, Hubbard founded the Shooting Back program, which provides homeless young people with cameras and encourages them to document their own life stories.