B.A., Howard University
Since joining the Associated Press (AP) as a staff photojournalist in 1992, Bebeto Matthews has produced national and international assignments including the '92 Olympics, Haiti, presidential conventions, Montserrat volcano eruption, Princess Diana's funeral, the Sept. 11 aftermath, West Indies and English cricket, and Latin America. His work has earned numerous honors and awards from the Associated Press Managing Editors, National Association of Black Journalists, New York Press Photographers Association and other professional organizations. The video documentary feature "Sophia," which Matthews produced for the AP's online service, won the Society of Professional Journalists' best multimedia news project award in 2001. He has worked for a variety of newspapers and magazines, including Newsweek, The Montgomery Journal (Rockville, Md.) and The Quincy (Mass.) Patriot Ledger. Matthews also served as a judge for the 2006 NPPA "Pictures of The Year" awards, screening over 60,000 works for honors.