6.11.13 Renowned Photographer Al Satterwhite-Adventures With Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson

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The term “gonzo journalism” was invented by Hunter S. Thompson. Gonzo Journalism is a style of journalism where the writer immerses himself so deeply into the subject that they personally become the center of the narrative. The term “gonzo” quickly morphed into into many “over the top” activities, most notably morning FM radio programs.

But there was only one true “Gonzo” journalist and that was Hunter S. Thompson. “Dr. Hunter S. Thompson” as he sometime liked to be called. (Hunter got his doctorate from the Universal Life Church)

Al Satterwhite has been a professional photographer all of his adult life. His work has appeared in Automobile, Car & Driver, Fortune, Geo, Life, Look, Money, Newsweek, People, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Time, Travel & Leisure and many, many other publications and books. Al met Hunter in the early 70s while covering a GOP convention. The two young lions became friends and for the next several years, from time-to-time, Al would get a call from Hunter. “Al! Meet me at…” and off they’d go on another Thompson-Satterwhite adventure.

Al Satterwhite’s soon to be self-published photo journalism book, “The Cozumel Diary” is Al’s photographic documentation of one such adventure, this one in Cozumel, Mexico, a small island in the Caribbean, just off the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s Hunter Thompson in his prime, documented by the man with the photographic eye, Al Satterwhite.

Thompson-Book-2This program, Al Satterwhite will share recollections of his friend Hunter S. Thompson and talk to us about his new book project of Hunter S. Thompson photographs, “The Cozumel Diary”.

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Here’s a very creative video preview of Al Satterwhite’s upcoming book, “The Cozumel Diary.”

Be sure to visit Al Satterwhite’s website at AlSatterwhite.com

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