SWPJC FACULTY | 2007-2017

2017 Faculty

AKILI RAMSESS

Akili Ramsess became the current Executive Director of NPPA in April 2016. After serving as Director of Photography with the Orlando Sentinel from 2007 through 2011, Akili returned to her family home in the Atlanta area where she continued as an independent photographer, contract photo editor and multimedia producer. Prior to the Sentinel, Akili worked eight years with the San Jose Mercury News in a variety photo editing roles before eventually becoming their Deputy Director of Photography/Print. During that period she won numerous picture editing and multimedia awards with the Society for News Design (SND), Pictures of the Year International (POYi) and National Press Photographer’s Association’s Best of Photography (BOP) competitions.

In the years prior to her work with the Mercury News, Akili was the Features Photo Editor with the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, which included coverage of the 1996 Olympics. She was the Photo Assignment Editor then interim Director of Photography for the Valley Edition of the Los Angeles Times, where she was a part of the staff that won the Pulitzer for their coverage of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Her start as a photo editor began with the Associated Press Los Angeles bureau. Akili also shares a 1993 Pulitzer in Feature Photography for their portfolio of the 1992 presidential campaign.

Akili began her photojournalism career as a staff photographer with the now defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner and as a freelance photographer in the Los Angeles area covering news, entertainment and sports for local newspapers, wire services and national magazines.

Akili has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Long Beach. She is on the advisory board and former chair of National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Visual Task Force and served as Photo Team Leader for the NABJ’s Multimedia Student Project for the last decade.

 

BRAD SMITH

Brad Smith is an award-winning photo editor with more than 30 years of experience. He was the photo editor and assistant director of photography for the White House during the Clinton administration. He later spent 12 years at The New York Times as the sports photo editor. Currently, Smith serves as director of photography for Time Inc., Sports Group, overseeing all photographic content for Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated for Kids, including print, tablet, online and Instagram accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARRETT HUBBARD

Garrett Hubbard is a visual storyteller. It shapes his work as a Visual Journalist for USA TODAY and in photos he takes of his lovely wife Allison. Together, the Hubbards run Hubbard Productions, a visual storytelling studio that specializes in weddings and corporate stories.

Most of his stories have both video and still photographic components. He has learned to balance the two, taking into account the neediness of video narrative with the fleeting moments demanded by the still image.

Hubbard studied Visual Journalism at Brooks Institute of Photography and has received numerous awards in the annual National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism competition. One of his favorite moments was when an award that took him to the White House where he asked President Barack Obama for a high five.

Hubbard is thankful for the trust he receives from those who invite him to tell their stories and is so grateful to mentors and friends who have invested in his life story. He loves Jesus, his wife, and his neighbors. When he’s not working or celebrating life with his bride, he can be found with a huge grin on his face riding his mountain bike in the woods as fast as humanly possible.

 

RON LONDEN
Chief Creative Strategist
Journey Group

Ron Londen is chief creative strategist at Journey Group, in Charlottesville, where he leads the visual content team and also serves as a writer for a diverse set of clients and projects. As a photographer, he has done client work in Africa, Asia, Central America, and throughout the US.

Before Journey, he spent 15 years in the newspaper business. While he was director of photography, two of his newspapers were awarded the prestigious “Best of Use of Photography” award from the NPPA.

Over the past few years, Ron has pursued a personal writing project — a Christian apologetic book based on the facts of creation. The book is targeted to be published in 2014.

Ron also has served as the editor of the Christians in Photojournalism newsletter (and now website) since its inauguration in 1983.

www.JourneyGroup.com


2016 Faculty

STACY PEARSALL

Stacy L. Pearsall got her start as an Air Force photographer at the age of 17. During her time in the service, she traveled to more than 41 countries and attended S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Now combat disabled and retired from military service, Pearsall continues to work worldwide as a freelance photographer and is an author, educator, military consultant, public speaker and founder of the Veterans Portrait Project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVE BLACK

As a freelance photographer for 35 years, Black’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award-winning TV show “Sports Century” on ESPN. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and, in particular, the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Black’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry with specialized lighting projects.

 

 

 

 

PATRICK MURPHY-RACEY

Sony Artisan Associate Patrick Murphy-Racey has been looking ahead and adapting to the “next thing” for his entire career. While he started in newspapers, he quickly moved into magazine editorial work, then into corporate and advertising and high-end wedding photojournalism. Now, half of his assignments are video. He will share why Christ must be the center of transcending, reinventing, updating, adapting and making forward momentum as we shoot our way through life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAD SMITH

Brad Smith is an award-winning photo editor with more than 30 years of experience. He was the photo editor and assistant director of photography for the White House during the Clinton administration. He later spent 12 years at The New York Times as the sports photo editor. Currently, Smith serves as director of photography for Time Inc., Sports Group, overseeing all photographic content for Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine and Sports Illustrated for Kids, including print, tablet, online and Instagram accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


2015 Faculty

DAVE BLACK

As a freelance photographer for over 35 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Educator: Dave is a “Nikon Ambassador” and a SanDisk “Extreme Team” member. He is closely involved with the next generation of photographers by teaming up with the online instructor faculty of KelbyOne, and is an Art of Digital presenter and instructor at Photoshop World.

His long term involvement as an educator and guest lecturer with numerous photography workshops and seminars since 1986 include Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops, and American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of national and international photo treks. Dave also lectures at Universities and Colleges each year.

His website instructional BLOG Workshop at the Ranch attracts more than 60,000 unique visitors monthly. His instructional book, The Way I See It … is highly acclaimed in both the US and abroad.

To see Dave’s portfolio images, learn more about photography, or purchase his books, visit his website: www.daveblackphotography.com

 

BOB CAREY

Bob Carey’s passion for photography began in high school and has spanned over four decades. His love for capturing moments in time lead him to a career in photojournalism, and for the past 12 years, he has dedicated himself to developing photographers.

As chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., Carey shares his passion with students. He was President of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

www.bobcareyphoto.com 

 

 

 

MATT MILLER

Whether skydiving at 12,000 feet or scuba diving at 100 feet below sea-level, Matt Miller will have a camera in his hand. Matt’s photography has carried him to over 40 countries around the world, where he’s covered major sporting events, natural disasters, and unreached people groups. Blending formal training, personal experience, and a love of Christ, Miller teaches visual-storytellers to treat each assignment as an opportunity to invest in the people you meet.

Serving as Director of Photo for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern News, Miller leads a team that blends still photography with multimedia. Matt views images as invaluable storytelling tools for advancing the Gospel.  Miller’s work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers worldwide, and his freelance clients range from local brides to major multinational corporations.

 

PATRICK MURPHY-RACEY

Sony Artisan Associate Patrick Murphy-Racey has been looking ahead and adapting to the “next thing,” for his entire career. While he started in newspapers, he quickly moved into magazine editorial work, then into corporate and advertising, high-end wedding photojournalism, and now half of his assignments are video. Patrick has traded in his Canons and Nikons and shoots almost entirely with mirrorless cameras and whatever lenses he wants. Many of his portraits these days are lit with LED’s rather than strobes, and he only has one camera left that even takes a CF card. Murphy-Racey is looking ahead at 4K, how that technology will impact stills, and is always looking to tell a good story with stills or video, or both. At 50, Patrick “ain’t skeerd” of what lay ahead and is excited to share life lessons on staying fresh as a visual journalist. Patrick will share why Christ must be the center of trancending, reinventing, updating, adapting, and making forward momentum as we shoot our way through life. Chocolate will be provided during his talk; #ifocusbetterwithhershey.

pmrphoto.com
instagram.com/pmrphoto
vimeo.com/user1069751/videos

 

 

STANLEY LEARY

Stanley Leary is a storyteller using a photojournalistic approach helping organizations build customer loyalty.

Stanley’s formal education of a B.S. in social work and a M.A. in communication makes him uniquely qualified to help people right in their own environment, by looking at all the different aspects of their life and culture.

His international assignments have taken him to Burkina Faso, France, Ghana, Haiti, Portugal, Mexico and more. Stanley’s extensive US assignments cover most states including Hawaii. His work has appeared in magazines around the world. This cross-cultural experience helps his clients by capturing the subject and communicating often across cultural differences to the audience.

Prior to freelancing Stanley worked as a staff photographer for The Hickory Daily Record in Hickory, NC and for The Commission magazine in Richmond, VA. He was a staff photographer for Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta for nine years. Clients appreciate his understanding of how to get their subject into mainstream media.

Stanley loves to share his expertise and teaches widely. Many of his clients use his teaching expertise to help their staffs use visuals more effectively.

Stanley is married to Dorie Griggs and they have three children.

www.StanleyLeary.com
blog.StanleyLeary.com

 

ALYSSA MARTIN

Alyssa is a Union University graduate with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Sociology. While communications has always been a passion, Alyssa found her niche in photography during her later years in college. After graduation, she started her career at Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas as a photographer for the Southwestern News and was published in other publications such as the Southern Baptist Texan. After marrying, Alyssa moved with her husband to Kopperl, Texas where she now works full-time in marketing and manages a flourishing wedding, portrait and editorial freelance photography business in her “free time”. Her assignments include weddings, sports photography, professional portraits, photojournalistic stories, graduations and more. Above all, Alyssa loves the Lord and desires to see hearts transformed by His message.

Alyssamartinphoto.com

 

 

 

 

ANACLETO RAPPING

Anacleto Rapping has placed his passion for storytelling at the heart of every picture he has taken over a more than three-decade professional career.

As a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times for two decades, Rapping brought us four Presidential campaigns, five Olympic Games, three World Cup Soccer tournaments, three Academy Award shows and countless breaking news stories and sporting events. His gift for visually capturing historic moments broadened his understanding of world and national events and afforded him the chance to chronicle news events as they unfolded throughout the United States as well as in foreign locales such as South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada.

While at the Los Angeles Times, Rapping shared three Pulitzer Prizes for team coverage in news, and individually he received a Pulitzer nomination for his photography at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Rapping has taught and developed classes across the Brooks Institute Visual Journalism curriculum including International Documentary, Portraiture, Sports Photography, Picture Story and Advanced Lighting. He currently teaches photography and shoots freelance for editorial and commercial clients. Rapping continues to tell life’s stories, using his camera to portray the profound relationships between people and their environments.

www.arapping.com

 

LOUIS DELUCA

Photojournalist Louis DeLuca has spent his 30-year career capturing memorable moments in history and individual people’s lives. He has covered 12 Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Summer Olympics and the baseball World Series, as well as a variety of youth, high school and college sports events both in the north Texas area and nationwide.

His non-sports work has included hurricane, riot and earthquake coverage, as well as quiet “slice of life” assignments in local schools, communities, businesses and churches.

DeLuca has five times been named the Regional Photographer of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association, and has finished as runner-up five other times. Along with numerous awards in local, state and national competitions, he has also been published in Sports Illustrated, Life Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, Newsweek and the New York Times Magazine.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, DeLuca grew up in a suburb of Houston and played baseball through college. He is married and has four children, and resides in Dallas.

 

 

BRAD MOORE

Brad Moore is a Tampa-based entertainment photographer. When he’s not photographing musicians, he work with Scott Kelby and the gang at Kelby Media Group as Scott’s photo assistant and the photo studio manager. Among other great opportunities while at Kelby Media Group, he has been a contributing photographer to some of Scott’s bestselling books, including The Digital Photography Book Set, as well as managing his hugely popular guest blog series. Before working with Scott, he assisted Joe McNally on shoots for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, FedEx, Nikon, Golf Digest, and others.

 

 

GARY FONG

Gary Fong is the Principal of Genesis Photo Agency. Genesis is a group of professional photographers with a dream of elevating the effectiveness of photography in evangelical and secular publications around the world. He is the former Director of Editorial Graphics Technology and Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle.

Genesis Photo Agency works with a lot of photographers around the country and different parts of the world.

www.GenesisPhotos.com

 

 

 

 

 

ROY M. BURROUGHS

Roy has spent the past 20 years photographing the far reaches of the world. His work has carried him to more than 55 countries and on six continents, from the Himalayas to the Sahara and the Jungles of Central America. Along the way, he has survived cobras, scorpions, typhoons, malaria, tuberculosis, airline inccidents, and a bowl of monkey stew.

But his work is not about adventure or getting the photo. It’s about telling stories that make a difference, that need to be told. Among them is a story about medical volunteers working among the poorest of the poor, or a aid worker teaching a village how to grow food for their starving children.

Burroughs and his wife, Evelyn, live in Midlothian, Va. They are parents of three redheads, Joshua, Ethan and Reese.

 

 

MATT JONES

For the past 14 years, Matt Jones has served as a documentary photographer for nonprofit organizations, living and working overseas. His photography and video coverages highlight people groups of the world, volunteer projects, cities and countries, showing a U.S. audience how the people of the world live, work, and play. Matt began his career in newspapers venturing into freelance and internships with The White House News Photographers Association in Washington, D.C. before becoming a correspondent.

 

 

 

 

 


2014 Faculty

CHRISTOPHER CAPOZZIELLO

Christopher Capozziello is a freelance photographer. His work is primarily about inviting the viewer into personal stories in order to understand different facets of life. His projects often make unpleasant realities beautiful, not by misleading anyone, but by allowing the viewer to stop and look more deeply at the subject.

Capozziello’s work has been honored by World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, and the Alexia Foundation, among others. His images have also been shown in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

His clients and publications include Christianity Today, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has worked for The Sun Herald in Gulfport, Mississippi, and The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas.

He currently lives in Milford, Connecticut, where he accepts assignments and works on long-term non-commissioned projects. His first book, The Distance Between Us, about his twin brother, Nick, was published in October 2013 with Edition Lammerhuber.

www.chriscappy.com

 

JAMES GREGG
Staff Photographer, San Diego Union-Tribune

James Gregg is a staff photographer at the San Diego Union-Tribune, specializing in video and multimedia. In 2009 he was named NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Photographer of the Year for smaller markets while at the Arizona Daily Star, and he was Arizona Photographer of the Year in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, James started working with video in addition to still photography.

Gregg is a seven-time regional Emmy award recipient. Additionally, 2012 brought two awards for multimedia from Pictures of the Year International and one for NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism. In 2013, “Health Care 911,” an interactive iPad project, was the winner of Pictures of the Year International’s Best eBook, as well as runner up for Best of Photojournalism’s Tablet/Mobile Delivery Project.

Gregg is bilingual, having majored in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Kansas, and he has lived in Ecuador and Costa Rica.

http://jamesgreggphoto.com

 

 

RON LONDEN
Chief Creative Strategist
Journey Group

Ron Londen is chief creative strategist at Journey Group, in Charlottesville, where he leads the visual content team and also serves as a writer for a diverse set of clients and projects. As a photographer, he has done client work in Africa, Asia, Central America, and throughout the US.

Before Journey, he spent 15 years in the newspaper business. While he was director of photography, two of his newspapers were awarded the prestigious “Best of Use of Photography” award from the NPPA.

Over the past few years, Ron has pursued a personal writing project — a Christian apologetic book based on the facts of creation. The book is targeted to be published in 2014.

Ron also has served as the editor of the Christians in Photojournalism newsletter (and now website) since its inauguration in 1983.

www.JourneyGroup.com

 

LARRY MCCORMACK
Photojournalist, The Tennessean

For over 30 years, Larry McCormack has covered the everyday lives of his friends, his neighbors, students, church members, country music stars, politicians, and other members of the general public in the middle Tennessee community for local newspapers in the area.

He currently informs the readers of The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, Tenn.

With his years of experience, McCormack attempts to translate for his viewers the surroundings of the “big city” that still has a small town feel. Sports, politics, music, food, news and even the occasional society event draw his eye toward things of interest to show his viewers.

Numerous national, regional and state awards validate his ability to tell the story of everyday people in the joys and struggles of life. Larry was also on a team nominated for a Pulitzer for The Tennessean’s coverage of the 2010 flood that devastated Nashville.

McCormack is a frequent lecturer, teacher and mentor on photographic vision with aspiring photojournalists in conferences around the country.

www.tennessean.com

 

GREG THOMPSON
Sr Director, Corporate Communications, Chick-fil-A

Throughout his lengthy career, Greg Thompson has been a journalist, photographer, writer, producer, storyteller and corporate communications executive. He has interviewed and photographed everyone from presidents and professional athletes to murderers and thieves. He has covered every sport from the NBA and the NFL to the Olympics and armadillo racing.

Thompson’s corporate work has involved everything from the introduction of the original IBM Personal Computer to the launch of the new Spicy Chick-fil-A Sandwich. Over the years, he has hired and worked with countless photographers.

Today, in addition to his day job, Thompson works as a tentmaker missionary by providing pro bono communications support, ranging from message and crisis strategy to photography and writing, for faith-based ministries, NGOs and humanitarian organizations around the world. Most recently, he has been working in Japan, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru and Cuba.

www.tentmakercommunications.org


2013 Faculty

DAVE BLACK

As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of Speedlights and in particular with the artistic technique of light painting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden into the commercial and advertising industry, and with specialized lighting projects including work for the National Geographic and their book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Another crucial aspect of Dave’s career is his role as an educator. He has worked as a teacher and guest lecturer at numerous photography workshops since 1986 including Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops, and American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of national and international photo treks. Dave is closely involved with the next generation of photographers by joining the online video instructor’s staff of Kelby Training and by lecturing at Colleges and Universities each year. His monthly website tutorial articles, Workshop at the Ranch, attracts more than 85,000 visitors monthly. His recently released instructional book, The Way I See It… is highly acclaimed in both the US and abroad.

www.daveblackphotography.com

 

KENNY IRBY

Kenny Irby is Poynter’s senior faculty for visual journalism and newly appointed Director of Community Relations & Diversity Programs. He is an integral figure in visual journalism education, having founded Poynter’s photojournalism program in 1995. He leads seminars and consults in areas of photojournalism, leadership, ethics and diversity.

During his 16-year tenure at Poynter, Kenny has traveled to Nigeria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, Jamaica, Singapore, South Africa and Russia, preaching excellence in photojournalism. He chaired the 2007 Pulitzer Prize photography categories, lectured at the World Press Photos buddy training program and the International Center of Photography, is a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop board and is a founding member of National Press Photographers Association, The Best of Photojournalism (BOP) Committee.

He is the recipient of numerous awards: 2007 Sprague Award (the NPPA’s highest honor), 2006 Society for News Design President’s 2002 NPPA President’s Award, 1999 Joseph Costa Award and others. Kenny is a frequent lecturer, teacher and author on photographic reporting issues.

 

 

MICKEY H. OSTERREICHER

Mickey H. Osterreicher is of Counsel to Hiscock & Barclay, LLP in the Media & First Amendment Law Practice Area and serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is an award winning photojournalist with almost forty years’ experience in print and broadcast. His work has appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Time, Newsweek and USA Today as well as on ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News and ESPN.

As a lawyer, Mr. Osterreicher has been actively involved in such issues as: cameras in the courtroom, the federal shield law, media access, public photography and copyright infringement. He has helped to draft revised photography guidelines for many law enforcement agencies nationwide. Mr. Osterreicher has presented training programs to law enforcement agencies and participated on panels nationwide about the right to photograph and record in public. He has been a reserve deputy with the Erie County Sheriff’s Department since 1976.

Mr. Osterreicher graduated cum laude in 1973 from SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Photojournalism/Photography and received his Juris Doctor, cum laude from the University of Buffalo Law School in 1998. He is admitted to practice in New York State, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 

JOANNA B. PINNEO

Joanna Pinneo’s work is characterized by a respectful portrayal of humanity and dignity of people around the world. Described as sensitive, intuitive and present, Joanna’s strength is in photographing the intimate details of daily life. For 30 years and in 65 countries, Joanna has photographed unforgettable moments for numerous magazines and books. Her photograph of a child sleeping with its mother in Mali, West Africa is included in the iPad App “The 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic”, the photograph graced the cover of National Geographic Magazine in May of 1998 and Women Photographers at National Geographic. Joanna was nominated for a Pulitzer, won an Alfred Eisenstadt award and was featured in National Geographic’s 100 best photographs. “The Palestinians” (June 1992) won her a 1st Place Magazine Feature award in the Washington Journalism Review.

Joanna’s work has appeared in book collections including Women In the Material WorldProud Nations and America at Home. Magazines include National Geographic, New York Times, Time, Geo, Stern, U.S. News & World Report, Mother Jones and American Photographer among others. Her published essays include the Palestinians, Climate Change, the Basque Country, European Immigration, Aids in Uganda, the Sonoran Desert and Nunavut.

Joanna is the founder of Grrlstories, a project dedicated to giving girls a voice through photography. She has an ongoing collection of photo essays documenting girls coming of age in America. In 1999, Pinneo received the NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant to continue her work.

Currently Joanna is working on a long-term project about kids connecting to nature and the outdoors and is represented by Aurora Photos and Novus Select.

http://joannabpinneo.photoshelter.com/ or her wedding www.joannabpinneo.com

 

EUGENE RICHARDS

Eugene Richards is a photographer, writer, and documentary filmmaker who is best known for his books and photographic essays on diverse topics such as drug addiction, poverty in America, breast cancer, and emergency medicine. He is the author of sixteen books, the most recent being The Blue Room (Phaidon, 2008), a collection of his photographs of discarded and abandoned houses in rural America; A Procession of Them(University Of Texas Press, 2008), which confronts the plight of the institutionalized mentally disabled; and War Is Personal (Many Voices Press, 2010), a documentation in words and pictures of the human consequences of the Iraq war.

Among numerous honors, Richards has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the arts grants, the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award for coverage of the disadvantaged.

www.eugenerichards.com

 

ASHLEY & JUSTIN VENEMAN

Justin and Ashley Veneman are Memphis photographers who have worked both internationally and domestically in a wide variety of settings. Justin started in the newspaper world, while Ashley began in broadcast journalism. Before getting married in 2008, they both worked for the International Mission Board—Justin, as an overseas photographer based out of Central Asia and East Africa; and Ashley as an associate video producer based out of Richmond, Virginia.

They currently live in Memphis, Tennessee, where Justin is a member of the photography team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His work ranges from photojournalistic stories about patients and staff members to public relations material for the hospital. Justin and Ashley also have a wedding photography business, Javen Photography, that has developed over the past four years. “We love the opportunity to photograph together,” they say, “It’s opened so many doors to meet new people, get to know their stories, and serve our community.”

www.javenphotography.com


2012 Faculty

ALEX GARCIA
Photographer
Chicago Tribune

Alex Garcia is a Chicago photographer whose 20-year career has spanned several countries and continents. At the Chicago Tribune, he has earned international accolades for his work. HarperCollins calls him, “… one of the world’s best photojournalists.”

Garcia shares a 2001 Pulitzer Prize with the staff of the Chicago Tribune for coverage of gridlock at O’Hare Airport. He has also received a Golden Eye, 1st Place award from the World Press Photo contest, the world’s most prestigious photography contest. He has won Illinois Photographer of The Year from the Illinois Press Photographers Association and numerous other national and state awards.

Prior to joining the Chicago Tribune, he was on staff at the Los Angeles Times where he photographed national figures, celebrities and documentary projects.

Garcia was selected to participate in America 24/7, the largest photo book project ever undertaken. He was also one of 125 photojournalists in the country chosen for the special book project, A Day in the Life of the U.S. Armed Forces, and participated in America at Home, a collaborative book project involving 100 professional photographers and thousands of amateurs.

Garcia has a personal interest in Cuba, the island of his heritage. Over the past 15 years he has spent close to a year there — including a few months as a photographer for the first U.S. newspaper to open a permanent news bureau on the island.

Garcia has lectured widely, including at several universities, where he has taught workshops on creative location portraits, lighting techniques and personal vision.

He maintains a photo blog of his work at the Chicago Tribune called “Assignment Chicago.” The photo advice found on his blog is reverse-published in the Tribune every week.

He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Laura Husar Garcia, a freelance picture editor and photographer.

 

BRAD MOORE
Photo assistant and studio manager
Kelby Media Group

Brad Moore describes himself as a 20-something guy living in Tampa, Fla., who loves going to concerts with his camera. When he’s not shooting shows, he works as Scott Kelby’s photo assistant and as photo studio manager at Kelby Media Group. He is a contributing photographer to some of Kelby’s bestselling books, including The Digital Photography Book Set. He also manages Kelby’s popular guest blog series.

Before moving to Florida, Moore spent a couple of years assisting Joe McNally. “During my time with Joe,” he says, “I tried to absorb everything I could about lighting and photography while assisting on jobs for National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, FedEx, Nikon, and Micron.

“Originally from Tennessee,” he continues, “I’ve been around music all my life —though I can’t play or sing worth a lick. Photography is the avenue of choice to share my love of music, and hopefully help viewers of my work discover new artists.

“Plus I get a buzz off being inches away from music legends when I have the chance.”

 

GARRETT HUBBARD
Visual Journalist
USA Today

Garrett Hubbard is a visual storyteller. It shapes his work as a Visual Journalist for USA TODAY and in photos he takes of his lovely wife Allison. Together, the Hubbards run Hubbard Productions, a visual storytelling studio that specializes in weddings and corporate stories.

Most of his stories have both video and still photographic components. He has learned to balance the two, taking into account the neediness of video narrative with the fleeting moments demanded by the still image.

Hubbard studied Visual Journalism at Brooks Institute of Photography and has received numerous awards in the annual National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism competition. One of his favorite moments was when an award that took him to the White House where he asked President Barack Obama for a high five.

Hubbard is thankful for the trust he receives from those who invite him to tell their stories and is so grateful to mentors and friends who have invested in his life story. He loves Jesus, his wife, and his neighbors. When he’s not working or celebrating life with his bride, he can be found with a huge grin on his face riding his mountain bike in the woods as fast as humanly possible.

 

LISA KRANTZ
Photographer
San Antonio Express-News

Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, Texas. Previously she was a photographer at the Naples Daily News, Naples, Fla. She received a psychology degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree in photography from Syracuse University. In 2011, Krantz was named third place, POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year. Her project chronicling a year at Sam Houston High School, a troubled school threatened with closure, placed in Issue Reporting Picture Story and was a finalist in POYi’s Community Awareness Award.

The project was part of the portfolio that earned Lisa the 2010 Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojournalism. She was also a finalist for the 2011 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism and the ASNE Community Photojournalism Award.

Lisa is a three-time NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year, for work in 2005, 2009 and 2010. NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the Southern Short Course in News Photography have also recognized her work.

 

MATT JONES
Senior Photographer
International Non-profit Organization

Matt Jones has served as a documentary photographer for a non-profit organization since 1997. First assigned to Nairobi, Kenya, he covered assignments in Africa and the Middle East. In 2002 he moved to Cyprus and began working primarily in Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He and his family currently live outside of London, England.

Jones’s assignments take him across the globe to highlight people of the world, volunteers, cities, countries and disasters.

His career began at The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va., where he worked four years before venturing into freelance. He also held internships at The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Richmond, Va., and with The White House News Photographers Association in Washington, D.C. before becoming an overseas correspondent.

“I have my dream job,” says Jones. “Using the power of photography to educate Americans about how the rest of the world lives is meaningful to me as a photographer.

“The responsibility of preserving people’s dignity while accurately portraying their needs drives me to become a better photographer with each assignment,” says Jones.

“In 13 years as an overseas correspondent for a non-profit organization,” he continues, “I have encountered poverty, disease, natural disaster and death. I’ve also been confronted with hope, fierce determination and joy—even in the worst of circumstances.

“My desire is that my images will impact others as much as my subjects have impacted me.”

 


2011 Faculty

MELANIE BLANDING

Melanie’s love of photography began with a wagon full of discarded National Geographic magazines left for recycling by a neighbor down the street. These magazines inspired her to dream about people and places beyond her hometown. She never considered doing photojournalism until she was informed at her school paper that if she wanted photos with her articles she would have to take them. Realizing her love of photojournalism Melanie put writing aside and pursued photography as a career.

Eight years and a couple cameras later, now in Philadelphia, Pa., and available to travel worldwide for editorial, commercial or personal assignments.

www.melanieblanding.com

 

 

JEREMY COWART

Jeremy Cowart is a professional photographer from Nashville, Tennessee. Beginning his photography career in 2005, Jeremy quickly became a respected artistic voice in the industry. Jeremy is the founder of Help Portrait, a worldwide movement of photographers giving free portraits to those less fortunate. As his list of clients continues to grow, so does Jeremy’s desire to improve, share, teach, and give back to those around him.

Jeremy has shot many people in the music and entertainment fields, such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Sting, Clive Owen, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Imogen Heap, Courtney Cox, and Ryan Seacrest, just to name a few. He also traveled with Britney Spears in 2009 as her photographer and photographed seventeen countries with the Passion World Tour in 2008.

An artist at the core, Jeremy’s focus on composition, color and light makes every image a work of art. Jeremy also spends his time on social art, developing and working on projects that have community impact.

Jeremy has worked with multiple non-profit organizations and traveled throughout Africa to photograph and bring awareness to the needs of those people. He is also the founder of Help-Portrait, a worldwide movement of photographers using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those less fortunate. On December 12, 2009 Help- Portrait provided free portraits for over 40,000 people in 42 Countries. Lastly, after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January of 2010, Jeremy responded with his “Voices of Haiti” photo essay, letting the people of Haiti express their own prayers and hopes through photography. This project was later displayed in the halls of the United Nations in New York City. Lastly, Jeremy has published 3 Coffee Table books that feature his photography: “Hope in the Dark”, “The Poor Will Be Glad” and “Awakening”. As his list of clients continues to grow, so does Jeremy’s desire to improve on his craft and give back to those around him.

http://www.jeremycowart.com/

 

LOUIS DELUCA

Louis DeLuca is widely recognized as one of the top sports photographers in the country. His photos have been honored and displayed at both the Professional Baseball and Football Halls of Fame. He is currently a Senior Staff Photographer at the Dallas Morning News, and has also worked for the Dallas Times Herald, Chicago Sun-Times and the Shreveport Journal.  He has been named five times, the National Press Photographers Association Regional Photographer of the Year.  His work spans over 30 years as a photojournalist, accumulating over one hundred awards in state and national photo competitions. He is married and has four children, and lives in Dallas.

 

 

 

 

BILL FORTNEY

Bill Fortney’s employment experience spans from high school football coach to public relations, but his work in photography earned him national recognitions. Currently Nikon Professional Services tech rep and Nikon’s liaison for the Nature Market, Fortney has produced two Runaway Best Sellers, America From 500 Feet and The Nature of America, and has just released America From 500 Feet II.

Bill founded Great American Photography Weekends with his wife, Sherelene, running more than 250 field events in every major national park as well as in Africa and the Galapagos Islands.

www.billfortney.net

His Blog Pilgrim’s Chronicles

 

 

 

SCOTT KELBY

Scott is Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine, Editor-in-Chief of Layers magazine (the how-to magazine for everything Adobe), and is the host of the top-rated weekly video podcast Photoshop User TV, and the host of D-Town TV, the weekly show for DSLR shooters.

He is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP), the trade association for Adobe® Photoshop® users, and he’s President of the training, education, and publishing firm, Kelby Media Group, Inc.

Scott is a photographer, designer, and award-winning author of more than 50 books, including The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop, The Photoshop Channels Book, Photoshop Classic Effects, The Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers, The iPhone Book and is author of the all time bestselling book on digital photography, “The Digital Photography Book (from Peachpit Press).

For six years straight, Scott has been honored with the distinction of being the world’s #1 best-selling author of all computer and technology books, across all categories. His books have been translated into dozens of different languages, including Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Turkish, and Portuguese, among others, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.

Scott is Training Director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo. He’s featured in a series of Adobe Photoshop training DVDs and online courses at KelbyTraining.com and has been training photographers and Photoshop users since 1993.

scottkelby.com

 

STEPHEN MCGEE

Stephen McGee is a Detroit based photographer specializing in journalistic photography and HD video.

For the past six years he has photographed in 26 countries. He is a Eddie Adams Workshop XVII graduate.

Upon winning the 2006 Emmy for Regional News Coverage (humbled by the competition of National Geographic, Newsweek, Frontline and Washington Post) McGee left his job at the Detroit Free Press to work on films around the world.

In the past McGee traveled to Uganda in an ongoing production of his first feature length film, co-producing it with Naples Daily News’ Brian Kaufman. The idea; how far the effects of one photograph can go focusing on Kim Phuc, the girl in the 1972 Pulitzer Prize winning photograph. McGee traveled with Phuc who, for the first time in her life, visited other burn victims face to face in burn clinics in the city of Kampala, Uganda.

Stephen lives a life dedicated to his Christian faith and strives to further his passion of storytelling on a daily basis. He would like to thank Nancy Andrews, Brian Storm, and Nick Ut for everything they have done in his life.

www.stephenmcgee.wordpress.com

 

BRUCE STRONG

Bruce Strong is an associate professor in the Newhouse School’s Visual & Interactive Communications department. Bruce has shot in more than 50 countries, documenting such varied subjects as patients at a Vietnamese asylum and the glamour of Hollywood movie stars, and situations as disparate as Tibetan monasteries and life on the streets of drug-infested California ganglands. His work has appeared in Time Magazine, Newsweek, US News and World Report and various international magazines, as well as The Orange County (Calif.) Register, where he was a staff photographer for more than a decade.

www.brucestrong.com/

 

 

 

 


2010 Faculty

DAVE BLACK

As a freelance photographer for 30 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of lighting and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden including work for the National Geographic and the book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Dave has been a teacher and guest lecturer on photography since 1986 at numerous workshops including Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops and with American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of international workshops. He is one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” photographers and is closely involved with the next generation of photojournalists by teaching and lecturing at Colleges and Universities each year. His monthly website tutorial pages “Workshop at the Ranch” and “On the Road” attract more than 100,000 unique visitors monthly.

www.daveblackphotography.com

 

GARY S. CHAPMAN & VIVIAN CHAPMAN

Gary began his professional career in 1978 at a small Florida newspaper. He has been on the photo staff of The Tampa Tribune, The Fort Myers News-Press, and The Louisville Courier-Journal Sunday Magazine. He has had work published in Life, Geo, and National Geographic Traveler, and in many books of the Day in the Life series.

His assignments and work for non-profits and NGO’s have taken him to more than 60 countries. Living in Atlanta for the last 15 years, he and his wife, Vivian, also produce conceptual stock photos for Getty Images.

Together, they have presented photo seminars for students as well as professionals, including a bilingual presentation for Panama Workshops, called “Contando Historias.”

www.GarySChapman.com
http://garyschapman.com/blog/

 

 

 

ESTHER HAVENS

Esther Havens is a humanitarian documentary photographer who focuses on social-awareness campaigns with non-profits around the globe, capturing stories that transcend a person’s circumstance that reveal the strength of an individual regardless of the situation in which they find themselves. Esther has traveled extensively to over 40 countries and seeks to open hearts and minds to see the third world conditions in a way that might challenge them to make a difference. Her photographs have been displayed in various exhibits across the country. She currently resides in Austin, Texas  and continues to travel on assignment.

www.estherhavens.com/blog
www.estherhavens.com

 

 

 

 

GARRETT HUBBARD 

Garrett Hubbard is a staff Visual Journalist at USA TODAY and he is pretty sure he has the best job in the world. Most of his stories have both video and still photographic components for the print and online editions of the paper.

Hubbard believes that stories revealing truth can change lives. He is a visual storyteller because he wants to encourage, challenge, and motivate his viewers into action.

Hubbard hopes to communicate God’s heart for justice, the brokenhearted and the suffering in such a way that people can’t help but take action. Prior to joining the USA TODAY staff, he freelanced visual stories for USA TODAYThe Washington Post and The New York Times.  Before moving to Washington D.C. in 2007, he worked as a staff Visual Journalist at the Naples (Fla.) Daily News.

Hubbard received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics at the University California Santa Barbara followed by an Associates Degree in Visual Journalism from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Ventura, Calif.

http://www.garretthubbard.com/journalism/
http://garrettsphotographs.blogspot.com/

 

KEITH LADZINSKI

Colorado based photographer, Keith Ladzinski is an accomplished adventure sports and portrait photographer. With an emphasis on technical lighting, Keith conceptualizes the photo and often endures the harshest elements to get the shot. An award winning photographer, his editorial work has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine and has shot commercially for Frontier Airlines, Adidas, Hewlett Packard and Patagonia. His environmental portraits have earned him a monthly column in Rock and Ice magazine profiling some of the more colorful athletes in the rock-climbing world.

Over the last two years Keith has enjoyed teaching workshops and has been an instructor at Rich Clarkson’s Adventure Photography, Sports Photography Workshops, and the Rock and Ice Magazine Photo Camps.

www.Ladzinski.com

 


2009 Faculty

BILLY CALZADA

Billy Calzada bridges still photography with multimedia as a print/web/video/photojournalist at the San Antonio Express-News. He also serves as a guest lecturer at high school, college and university classes and events, and volunteers in the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Mentorship program.

Calzada has a passion for understanding how to survive in today’s journalism environment, and the impact of journalist’s work on the lives of their subjects. Calzada comes from a family of journalists, including his two brothers, Victor and Robert, as well as his wife, Alicia.

Referencing C.S. Lewis’ The Shadowlands, Calzada says, “As a photojournalist, I seek to experience the joys and the pain of those in my own ‘Shadowlands;’ to live and think and laugh every day.

www.billycalzada.com

 

BOB CAREY

Bob Carey’s passion for photography began in high school and has spanned over four decades. His love for capturing moments in time lead him to a career in photojournalism, and for the past 12 years, he has dedicated himself to developing photographers.

As chair of the Department of Communication Studies at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., Carey shares his passion with students. He also serves as President of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and serves on the board of directors of Christians in Photojournalism.

www.bobcareyphoto.com

 

 

 

BILL FORTNEY

Bill Fortney’s employment experience spans from high school football coach to public relations, but his work in photography earned him national recognitions. Currently Nikon Professional Services tech rep and Nikon’s liaison for the Nature Market, Fortney has produced two Runaway Best Sellers, America From 500 Feet and The Nature of America, and has just released America From 500 Feet II.

Bill founded Great American Photography Weekends with his wife, Sherelene, running more than 250 field events in every major national park as well as in Africa and the Galapagos Islands.

www.billfortney.net/welcome

 

 

 

 

STANLEY LEARY

Stanley Leary converted his hobby of people watching and his compassion for people into a career. Leary honed his skills at local papers, colleges and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Stanley is a prominent freelance photographer based in Atlanta, GA. He currently serves as Visual Consultant for Chick-fil-A. Stan is represented by the Black Star agency.

Stanley loves to share his expertise and teaches widely.  He has taught photography and the business of photography at such diverse places as University of The Nations in Hawaii, Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA, Berry College in Georgia, Portfolio Center in Atlanta and at Dallas Baptist University. He has been a guest lecturer at World Journalism Institute and the Southwestern Photojournalist Conference in Fort Worth, Art Institute of Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the ASMP and the Southeastern Photographic Society. Leary’s work has appeared in Newsweek,  Business Week,  Sports IllustratedWired, Chicago TribuneNY TimesWorld Book Encyclopedia, Information WeekPopular MechanicsTechnology ReviewAtlanta Journal and Constitution, and many other publications.

Stanley is married to Dorie Griggs and they have three children.

www.stanleyleary.com

 

MATT MILLER

Whether skydiving at 12,000 feet or scuba diving at 100 feet below sea
level, Matt Miller will have a camera in his hand. Matt’s photography has
carried him to over 40 countries around the world, where he’s covered major sporting events, natural disasters, and unreached people groups. Blending formal training, personal experience, and a love of Christ, Miller teaches visual-storytellers to treat each assignment as an opportunity to invest in the people you meet.

Serving as Director of Photography/Videography for Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary and Southwestern News, Miller leads a team that blends still photography with multimedia. Matt views images as invaluable storytelling tools for advancing the Gospel.  Miller’s work has appeared in countless magazines and newspapers worldwide, and his freelance clients range from local brides to major multinational corporations.

 

SCOTT STRAZZANTE 

Scott Strazzante, 44, was born and raised in the shadows of the steel mills on the far southeast corner of Chicago. The son of a tire dealer, Strazzante first became interested in photography when he started taking his dad’s Canon AE-1 to Chicago White Sox games.

After college, Strazzante began what has now been a 22-year career at Chicago-area newspapers, including The Daily Calumet, the Daily Southtown, and the Joliet Herald-News. In 2000, he was named National Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association and the Missouri School of Journalism.

In 2001, Strazzante started work at the Chicago Tribune where he spends his time as a general assignment photographer. Strazzante, a 6-time Illinois Photographer of the Year, has covered the Super Bowl, the World Series and the last three Olympic Games, but he is more proud of his photo columns- Heart and Soul and The Season- which chronicled the everyday triumphs and struggles of the high school athlete.

Strazzante was recently named Northern Illinois University’s Journalist of the Year, only the 2nd time in 37 years that the award has been bestowed on a photojournalist.

Strazzante was also part of the Chicago Tribune team that won a Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for a series about faulty government regulation of dangerously defective toys, cribs and car seats.

In 2008, MediaStorm published Common Ground, a multimedia piece on Strazzante’s personal project on the transformation of a piece of land in suburban Chicago from rural to suburban. The 14-year-long project has also been published in the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Mother Jones and National Geographic.

Strazzante lives in Yorkville, Illinois with his wife Anna and their 4 children.

www.sportsshooter.com

 

ASHLIE WHITE

While working on her Bachelor of Art degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina, Ashlie White’s innovation and diplomacy secured funding for university students to travel to journalism workshops and seminars throughout the United States. After college, she traveled abroad to Ecuador and Spain before returning to the states and becoming a staff photographer at The Chattanooga Times Free Press.

White is currently the Director of Project Development for Adaptive Technologies in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work has been honored by the College Photographer of the Year contest, East Tennessee Golden Press Card Contest and the Pictures of the Year International contest.

 

 

 

 


2008 Faculty

DAVE BLACK

As a freelance photographer for 28 years Dave’s work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV show Sports Century on ESPN. The list of event coverage includes the Masters, Kentucky Derby, National Football League, NASCAR and extensive work regarding the United States Olympic Committee, Olympic athletes and coverage of twelve Olympic Games. Known for his creative use of lighting and in particular with the artistic technique of Lightpainting, Dave’s portfolio continues to broaden including work for the National Geographic and the book Where Valor Rests, Arlington National Cemetery.

Dave has been a teacher and guest lecturer on photography since 1986 at numerous workshops including Rich Clarkson’s Photography at the Summit and Sports Photography Workshops and with American PHOTO magazine’s Mentor series of international workshops. He is one of Nikon’s “Legends Behind the Lens” photographers and is closely involved with the next generation of photojournalists by teaching and lecturing at Colleges and Universities each year. His monthly website tutorial pages “Workshop at the Ranch” and “On the Road” attract more than 100,000 unique visitors monthly.

www.daveblackphotography.com

 

 

PAT DAVISON

Pat Davison, associate professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, is a 1987 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, he previously worked as a staff photojournalist at the Rocky Mountain News (Denver), the Dallas Morning News, The Pittsburgh Press and the Albuquerque Tribune. As a 1999 2000 Knight Fellow for Newsroom Management, Davison earned a master’s degree in photography at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.

Davison was part of the Rocky Mountain News photo staff that received the Pulitzer Prize in Journalism for Breaking News Photography in 2000, for coverage of the Columbine High School tragedy. He has won more than 100 awards, including runner-up Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the 1993 Pictures of the Year competition, and is a five time NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year. He won the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Photography in 1998 and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi photography award in 1989.

Davison and his wife, Emiko, have three daughters.

www.patdavisonphotography.com

 

TOM KENNEDY

Tom Kennedy is the managing editor for multimedia at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, recipient of 2006 local and national EMMY awards and three consecutive Edward R. Murrow awards for video journalism.

He directs the photography and multimedia departments, overseeing creation and editing of visual content on the Web site, including still photography, audio and video.

Kennedy was the director of photography at the National Geographic Society from 1987 to 1997, with a primary focus on National Geographic Magazine, where he cultivated long-term relationships with a worldwide network of more than 200 freelance photographers. The magazine received nominations for the best use of photography by a magazine from the American Society of Magazine Editors nine times during that period, and won the award five times.

Prior to joining the National Geographic Society, Kennedy was deputy graphic director at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he directed and edited projects that won Pulitzer Prizes in Feature Photography in 1985 and 1986. Beginning his professional career as a staff photographer at The Orlando Sentinel Star, Kennedy went on to the Gainesville Sun where he later became director of photography. Currently, he serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Journalism. He also is on the board of directors for the Eddie Adams Workshop and on the boards of advisors to several photojournalism programs including the University of Florida and Brooks Institute. He lectures at various colleges, participates in photojournalism and multimedia workshops, and serves frequently as a juror for various photojournalism competitions.

Kennedy is a Florida native and a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

www.washingtonpost.com

 

CHRIS SINCLAIR

Chris Sinclair is a correspondent for a number of NGOs throughout Asia. He is based in Thailand where he serves as a multimedia producer. After living in China learning Mandarin from 2001-2003, he interned at the Greeley Tribune and Salt Lake Tribune as a photographer. He returned to Asia in 2005 where he began a personal project documenting ethnic conflict on the Thai-Burma border. Over the past two years, he has traveled on assignment to 20 countries on four continents. He has spent much of the past year transitioning into the video world and has helped develop several online multimedia initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGGIE STEBER

Maggie Steber is an internationally-known documentary photographer whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and book anthologies as well as one-woman and group exhibitions around the world.

Her photographic work in Haiti over the past 25 years won Steber two major grants: the Alicia Patterson Grant and the Ernst Haas Grant. She has twice been a finalist for The Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography. The Haiti work culminated in the publication by Aperture Foundation of DANCING ON FIRE: Photographs From Haiti. Steber also served as Director of Photography and A.M.E. for Features at the Miami Herald from 1999 to 2003. Under her direction, the photo staff was twice finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in feature photography and won a Pulitzer for coverage of the Elian Gonzalez story. She also works as a photography consultant for newspaper redesigns with the Garcia Media Group. Her work has been exhibited internationally in one-woman shows, including Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, and in Paris at the Jardins du Luxombourg, and is included in many museum and private collections.

Steber’s honors includes:

–2007 Knight Foundation grant to design prototype for New American Newspaper and website through Knight Internatl. Media Center at Univ. of Miami
–2003 Medal of Honor for Contribution to Journalism, Univ. of Missouri
–2001 Pulitzer Prize for Miami Herald coverage of Elian Gonzalez story
–First Prize Spot News World Press Photo Foundation for Haiti
–The Leica Medal of Excellence
–Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Coverage from Abroad
–First Prize Magazine News/Documentary NPPA PICTURES OF THE YEAR
–Recipient Alicia Patterson Foundation Grant
–Recipient Ernst Haas Photography Grant

Her clients include National Geographic Magazine, the New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, People Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, (where she was a contract Photographer for five years), U.S. News and World Report, T.V. Guide, DU Magazine of Switzerland, Merian Magazine of Germany, French Geo.

 

GABRIEL TAIT

Gabriel Tait is currently attending Asbury Theological Seminary studying Intercultural Studies in the E. Stanley Jones School of World Missions. In 2006, he and his family (his wife, Ilka; his two sons, Devon and Galen) relocated from St. Louis, MO to Wilmore, KY, so that all of them can be a part of this new direction. For the past two summers, they traveled to Kenya and Tanzania, Africa on short-term mission assignments, where they worked hand-in-hand with the Kenyans and Tanzanians to assist with building churches, to minister to the needs of the people, and to fellowship with them. He led a team of eight disciples to Tanzania in 2007. He says that the experiences were transforming and are constant reminders of the faithfulness of God.

He is the founder of Mission Visions Ministry, a ministry committed to educating, empowering, and mobilizing Christian disciples as they seek God’s call in their lives through missions and the arts.

Prior to this major life change, Gabriel worked for more than 15 years as a Photojournalist, during which time he worked at The Detroit Free Press, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and smaller newspapers across the country. His international assignments took him to Kosovo, Albania, Japan, Scotland, and many of the Middle Eastern countries, including Iraq, during the war (2002). Nationally, he has covered many Presidential inaugurations, NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB season games and championships, and many news and feature stories. He says that his greatest moment was working as the exclusive photographer during the opening of the Rosa Parks Museum in Birmingham, Alabama, during which he made an award-winning photograph of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King in their emotional reunion. He has always given God the Glory for the visions that he has been able to capture during his career. However, now, Gabriel uses his gift of photojournalism to show the beauty of God’s earth, the people, and the animals that dwell upon it. He currently works as a freelance photojournalist for the Lexington Herald-Leader and other publications.

Gabriel is strongly committed to his community; he believes in cooperative participation and tends to take on leadership roles whenever needed. He is an associate minister at Consolidated Baptist Church, in Lexington, KY. He was appointed and accepted a position as the student representative on the Asbury Theological Seminary Presidential Search Committee. Socially, he is a Brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Gabriel is a graduate of Slippery Rock University (PA) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with an emphasis in Photojournalism.

 


2007 Faculty

BRIAN STORM

Brian Storm is president of MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio whose principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling by publishing social documentary projects incorporating photojournalism and audio reporting across multiple media.

A passionate and innovative leader in the fields of photojournalism and new media, Storm has served the profession as a photojournalist, a picture editor, a technological pioneer, and a champion of fair and emerging business practices. Storm’s professional experience includes two years as vice president of News, Multimedia and Assignment Services for Corbis, where he developed a global strategy for production, packaging and distribution. He also built Corbis’ model for editorial representation and assignment services emphasizing in-depth multimedia reporting.

From 1995 to 2002 Storm was director of multimedia at MSNBC.com, a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC News, where he was responsible for the audio, photography and video elements of the site. Storm created destinations such as The Week in Pictures and Picture Stories to showcase visual journalism in new media.

Storm received his master’s degree in photojournalism in 1995 from the University of Missouri where he ran the School of Journalism’s New Media Lab, taught Electronic Photojournalism and produced CD-ROMs for the Pictures of the Year competition and the Missouri Photo Workshop.

 

CAROLYN COLE

Carolyn Cole is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, where she covers national and international news. A graduate of the University of Texas Carolyn has worked as a staff photographer for the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Examiner and El Paso Herald Post. She also spent two years in Mexico City working as a freelance photographer before joining the LA Times in 1994. She has dedicated her career to documenting the news and people whose lives are by affected by conflict.

Carolyn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2004 for her coverage of the civil crisis in Liberia. Her combined work from Liberia and Iraq earned her the title of newspaper photographer of the year from both the University of Missouri, Pictures of the Year competition (2004) and the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism (2004), which she also won in 2002. Cole is a two-time winner of the Robert Capa courage in photojournalism award, and has earned three World Press Photo photo awards. She is currently based in New York.

Link to her photos at the Los Angeles Times, you will need to scroll down to her photos.

 

 

 

SAM CRANSTON

Sam Cranston credits his experiences as a missionary kid, exploring the highlands of Papua New Guinea with his first camera, for setting him on a photojournalistic trek. His first newspaper credit appeared in the national newspaper on a self-generated photo story about a hydroelectric project.

After high school, Sam returned to the U.S. and started stringing for local newspapers while completing a degree at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Since early 1989 he has been on staff at The Daytona Beach News-Journal. For the past three years as Assistant Managing Editor of Photography, he has challenged a fifteen-member team to purposefully improve their photographic tradition through active, thoughtful, personal journalism.

Throughout his professional career, Sam has managed to keep his mission roots healthy by freelancing and/or donating photographic coverage for many NGO’s. In 2006 this work brought him to Haiti, India, Philippines, Honduras and Guatemala.

Sam’s heart is for people and their stories and he is committed to the belief that photojournalism, in all its personifications, is still the most powerful way to grip and move readers (viewers).

Sam’s photos at Daytona Beach News-Journal.

 

JESSICA WEBB SIBLEY

Jessica Webb Sibley is a staff photojournalist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

Jessica picked up a camera in college after being captivated by missions photography. A 2002 graduate of Gardner-Webb University, she interned at the Shelby (N.C.) Star while in school. After interning for eight months at the Gaston (N.C.) Gazette, Jessica landed her first job for the Daily Reflector in Greenville, North Carolina. While on staff at the Daily Reflector, Jessica won second place for her photos “Changing Hearts, Changing Minds.”

Webb spent about two months following a pair of Ugandan children through the Samaritan’s Purse Heart Project, which brought them the U.S. to repair congenital heart defects. Webb won three more awards: second place in feature photography and third place for sports photography and photo illustration. While in North Carolina, she also won awards with the North Carolina Press Photographer’s Association.

In March 2005 Jessica joined the staff at the News-Journal. In her first year there, she won two third place awards with the Florida Press Club.

Her first-person account of covering the beatings of three seniors, resulting in two deaths—A Photojounalist’s Worst Nightmare was published published Aug. 17, 2006 by the National Press Photographers Association on their Web site. The trio had been the subject of one of her recent photography projects. For the National Press Photographers Association story here.

 

ROY M. BURROUGHS

Roy M. Burroughs has spent the past 12 years photographing the far reaches of the world. His work has carried him to over 50 countries and on six continents, including the Himalayas, the Sahara, and the Jungles of Central America. Along the way, he has survived cobras, scorpions, typhoons, tuberculosis, airline accidents, and taxi rides in India.

But his work is not about adventure or getting the photo. It’s about telling stories that make a difference, that need to be told. Among them is a story about volunteer medical personnel working among the poorest of the poor, and a story on a humanitarian aid worker teaching a village how to grow food for their starving children.
Burroughs and his wife of nine years, Evelyn, live in Midlothian, Va. They are parents of two beautiful redheaded boys, Joshua and Ethan.

 

 

KARIM SHAMSI-BASHA

Karim Shamsi-Basha is an award-winning photographer and writer. He was born in Damascus – Syria in 1965, grew up in Kuwait, and came to the United States in 1984 to study Engineering at the University of Tennessee. He in fluent in both Arabic and English.

His work has been published in publications all over the world such as: Sports Illustrated, People, Time, Executive Traveler, Private Air, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Portico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Parenting just to name a few.

He has traveled on assignments to countries including: Syria, China, France, the Check Republic, Mexico, and Turkey.

He was a professor of Photojournalism at Samford University in Birmingham for ten years. He has three books published.

Karim’s work has also been shown in galleries around the country. In 2005, he was one of 100 photographers commissioned to photograph for the book: “ America 24/7.

He speaks on subjects such as photography as well as Islam, Christianity, Arab-Americans, and Politics. He is a single father to the three most precious children in the world: Zade, Dury, and Demi.

www.karimisms.com