William Snyder

William Snyder has been The Who's official photographer for 18 years and is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and editor who is also a Professor and Chair of the Photojournalism program at his alma mater, the Rochester Institute of Technology.

After graduating from RIT with Highest Honors in 1981, Snyder joined The Miami News and two years later moved to the photography staff of The Dallas Morning News. During his 15 years as a staff photographer Snyder won three Pulitzers Prizes.

In 1998 Snyder changed roles and became a picture editor/manager. He served as the Night Photo Editor, Assignments Editor, Metro/Suburban Photo Editor, and, as Assistant Director of Photography, built and managed an 8-person photo staff in the DMN's aggressive Collin County bureau.

In early 2005 he was named The Morning News' Director of Photography and guided the photography staff to the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He also produced "Eyes of The Storm", a 256-page book featuring the DMN photo staff's images from hurricanes Katrina and Rita that sold over 14,000 copies. Profits from those sales were donated to various hurricane relief agencies and the Pulitzer Center for Journalists. In September of 2006, Snyder took a buy-out from The Morning News after 23 years.

Snyder moved to RIT in 2008. He serves as the Chair of the Photojournalism Program in addition to teaching several classes within the program. Since arriving at RIT, Snyder has been chosen as an RIT Outstanding Alumni, selected for the The Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing, and has won the Frank J. Romano Endowed Prize for Publishing Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, is an advisor to The Reporter magazine and sits on the CIAS curriculum committee.

Snyder has won numerous awards from local, state, national and international competitions, lectured at numerous universities and journalism associations, has been published in dozens of publications and, as mentioned above, has worked with The Who for over 17 years.

Roger Daltry with William Snyder

William Snyder