2010-2014 Faculty

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