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'American Airlines Living Your Dream' Profiles World-Class Photographer Lawrence Jenkins

Dallas-based photographer Lawrence Jenkins will share the secrets of his success on "American Airlines Living Your Dream," a radio series, which airs each month on The Michael Baisden Show.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080806/LAW075)

Jenkins has been called one of the best photographers in the country. He has photographed nearly every major African-American event in recent years, including Hurricane Katrina and the official event to mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, which was held at the site of his death, Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

After several years as a photojournalist with The Dallas Morning News, Jenkins opened Lawrence Jenkins Photography in 2004. The firm's client roster has included American Airlines, General Motors, 7-Eleven, Comerica Bank, the Texas Rangers, the American Heart Association, and worldwide public relations firms Weber Shandwick and Ketchum Public Relations. Jenkins' work has also appeared in such publications as Ebony, Black Enterprise, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.

In an effort to expand his creative outreach, Jenkins published his first book in 2006 entitled, "We Remember," which documents the weekend of Coretta Scott King's funeral in Atlanta. "We Remember" is also a photography exhibit that captures 20 never-before-seen images of those who paid tribute to King. The exhibit is currently on display at various Dallas Public Library facilities through December.

"American Airlines Living Your Dream" is a collaboration with The Michael Baisden Show, which is broadcast weekdays, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. EDT, on ABC Radio Networks.

About The Michael Baisden Show

The Michael Baisden Show was launched in national syndication by ABC Radio Networks in January, 2005 and is hosted by author, TV talk show personality and emerging community leader Michael Baisden. The entertaining four-hour afternoon radio program airs Monday - Friday and combines the best in music, comedy and social outreach to inspire real change in local communities across the country. Heard in 22 of the top 25 urbanUrban radio markets, The Michael Baisden Show reaches more than 4.6 million listeners each week.

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