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Marcou, David J. 1950- (Robert Joseph, Dave Marcou, David Joseph Marcou)

Marcou, David J. 1950- (Robert Joseph, Dave Marcou, David Joseph Marcou)

PERSONAL:

Born November 25, 1950, in La Crosse, WI; son of David A. (a meat cutter) and Rose (a nursing home clerk) Marcou; married Suk-Hee Sim (divorced); children: Matthew A. Ethnicity: "Caucasian, mainly French-American." Education: University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1973; University of Iowa, M.A., 1978; University of Missouri, B.J., 1984. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Listening to music, walking, travel.

ADDRESSES:

Home—La Crosse, WI. Office—3M Communications, 1720 Prospect St., La Crosse, WI 54603. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Yonhap News Agency, Seoul, Korea, copy editor at international desk, 1984-85; Adams County Times, Adams, WI, editor of "Friendship Reporter," 1990; Western Wisconsin Technical College, La Crosse, instructor in writing and photography, 1991-2002; writer and photographer, 2002—. University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, clerk at textbook rental store, 1993—; People's Food Co-Op, La Crosse, clerk, 2006—.

MEMBER:

American Writers and Photographers Alliance (director, 1993—), National Geographic Society, La Crosse Area Writers' Club (vice president, 1992-93).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Wisconsin governor's award, 2006, for Spirit of America: Heartland Voices, World Views.

WRITINGS:

If I Do the Research, the Lord Brings Me Luck: The Plain-Spoken Autobiography of David J. Marcou, RC Printing (La Crosse, WI), 1992.

Korea 2050: An American Journalist's View of How an Age-old Land Is Coping with Rapid Change just West of the Rising Sun, RC Printing (La Crosse, WI), 1993.

My London Autumn: The Episodic Adventures of an Itinerant American Journalist in 1981 Britain, RC Printing (La Crosse, WI), 1993.

(Editor) Spirit of La Crosse: A Grassroots History, Western Wisconsin Technical College (La Crosse, WI), 2000.

(Editor, with LuAnn Gerber), Spirit of America: Heartland Voices, World Views, Speranza Publishing (La Crosse, WI), 2001.

(Editor, with Barbara A. Pauls) America's Heartland Remembers: Words and Pictures before, during, and after September 11th, 2001, Writer's Collective (La Crosse, WI), 2002.

(Editor, with Steve Kiedrowski) Light, Shadow & Spirit: On the Path of a Picture-Family of Life-Reflections (photographs), Speranza (Kalamazoo, MI), 2003.

(Editor) The People Book: Photo-Essays and Montages in Monochrome, Speranza (Kalamazoo, MI), 2004.

(Editor) Spirit of Wisconsin: A Historical Photo-Essay of the Badger State, Speranza (Kalamazoo, MI), 2005.

(Editor) Spirit of the World: A Group Photographic Portrayal of Nature, People, Stories, and Miracles, Speranza (Kalamazoo, MI), 2006.

Pictures of Human Life (photographs), Speranza (Kalamazoo, MI), 2006.

Shorter works include (under name Dave Marcou) "Vital Washington: A Jubilee Year 2000 Photo-Essay," Speranza Publishing (La Crosse, WI), 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including Smithsonian, Catholic Digest, British Journal of Photography, British Heritage, Korean Culture, Business Korea, and National Catholic Reporter. Some writings appear under the pseudonym Robert Joseph.

SIDELIGHTS:

David J. Marcou told CA: "I've been a professional writer and photographer for more than twenty years. I've covered many famous and everyday people, and human subjects are my forté. Along with the teaching I've done in both areas, I taught my son how to take his first pictures (at age three) and some things about how to write, as well. My greatest joy in life is seeing my son do well; after that is seeing my writing and photography affect others positively. Photographing and writing about Mother Teresa, as well as corresponding with her in letters, assisted me at crucial stages, and now photographing and/or writing about two of my professional mentors, the Britishers Bert Hardy, James Cameron, and John Whale, also helps my work. But my parents, my family, and my students and peers have had a great effect on my life and work, too. I try to do what's right by them and me, and I hope I'm on the best path to accomplish many positive things in life."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Marcou, David J., If I Do the Research, the Lord Brings Me Luck: The Plain-Spoken Autobiography of David J. Marcou, RC Printing (La Crosse, WI), 1992.

Marcou, David J., My London Autumn: The Episodic Adventures of an Itinerant American Journalist in 1981 Britain, RC Printing (La Crosse, WI), 1993.

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