In this video, Alyssa Adams gives us a behind the scenes look into the painstaking, crucial work that goes into organizing the archive of her late husband, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Eddie Adams. The care she is taking will ensure the ability of future generations to access the history and stories he documented.
Alyssa Adams co-founded the now legendary Eddie Adams Workshop with Eddie Adams in 1988. The Workshop is a four-day-long, free event in Jeffersonville, New York for 100 photographers chosen after review of their previous work and portfolios. Since Eddie’s passing, Alyssa has cooperated with the University of Texas Dolph Briscoe Center for American History to archive Eddie’s body of work and related ephemera.
Alyssa has also worked on and overseen a documentary film based on her husband’s career entitled "An Unlikely Weapon”, and books including the biography, Eddie Adams: Bigger than the Frame, and Eddie Adams: Vietnam.