Candace Barbot / Photojournalist and Documentary Filmmaker

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Candace Barbot is an award-winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker working in both South Florida and New York. As a visual journalist for over 21-years at the Miami Herald, she was part of two Pulitzer Prize winning team projects in Florida and North Dakota and an individual Pulitzer Prize Finalist nomination in Feature Photography for a self-directed project in Liberty City, one of Miami’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Until June 2020, Candace was the Frances Louise Wolfson Chair in Communication for the Professor of Professional Practice line at the University of Miami School of Communication, where she worked to enhance students’ education in the art and science of engaging audiences across a variety of media platforms. Candace has a digital skill set with national and international experience in both long-form work as well as day-to-day reporting and producing. As a documentary filmmaker, Candace produced, directed, filmed and edited her first feature-length documentary “Detroit Dog City”, which premiered at the 2015 FREEP Film Festival in Detroit and was adapted for an one-hour Animal Planet special.  Since then, she has participated in several nationally recognized feature-length documentaries as a producer, cinematographer and sound recordist.  For the past five-years, Candace has also been the Creative Lead for the "Overwatch Project", which is a national social norm changing campaign aimed at preventing veteran suicide by firearm: []

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