FACULTY 2015-2018

2018 MODERATOR

Sonya Singh
Writer/Photographer, Freelance

Sonya Singh is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Los Angeles magazine, Rogue magazine, NME and Nylon, among others. She has photographed artists from dusky clubs to stadium stages, reported stories from inside maximum-security prison and interviewed hundreds of people from U.S. ambassadors to Slash. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Singh also advises student media in Southern California. She has traveled in more than 20 countries, previously working as an editorial assistant in London and in television production at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.

 

2018 Faculty

Steve Babuljak
Photographer, Freelance

A few years ago I gave myself a challenge, “I want to be in the best financial, emotional, relational, spiritual, and physical shape I have ever been in by the time I turn 40.”  Well, it took me a few years, and I realize I’ll never fully arrive, but I can say I’ve been hitting a few highs:  I completed 3 personal photo projects this year and directed my first commercial.  Through some trusted mentors I’ve learned the power of accepting myself and others in new and profound ways.  About 6 months ago, motivated to reduce back pain, I made major changes to my diet and exercise routine, I lost over 20 lbs and now wake up most mornings pain free and feel stronger than I did in my 20s. I can say that after 25 years I still believe in the power of the message of Christ to restore human lives and be the hope of the future of change and renewal for all.

Steve Babuljak is based in Oakland, CA and started his career shooting for the Oakland Tribune, the Costa Costa Times, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Telegraph Herald and the Patuxent Publishing Group. He uses his storytelling background to shoot real-life based commercial advertising for healthcare, education and active lifestyle brand clients.

 

 Louis DeLuca
Photojournalist, Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning News staff photographer Louis DeLuca has spent almost 40 years documenting memorable moments in time. He has covered 12 Super Bowls, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, the Summer Olympics and a variety of youth, high school and college sports events in Texas and nationwide.

DeLuca’s non-sports work has included coverage of five hurricanes, the Los Angeles riots and the Mexico City earthquake, as well as innumerable daily newspaper assignments that range from routine groundbreakings to the Ebola outbreak. DeLuca has been published in Sports Illustrated, Life Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, Newsweek and The New York Times Magazine, and his work has been on display in galleries in Austin and Dallas’ Design District.

Five times DeLuca has been named Regional Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association, and he finished as runner-up another five times. In addition to the DMN, he has also worked for the Dallas Times Herald, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Shreveport Journal and the Marshall News-Messenger. He is married and has four grown children.

 

Bill Fortney
Photographer, X-Photographer by Fujifilm

Bill Fortney is a photographer, writer, pilot, and highly sought after presenter with over 47 years of experience in-the-field.  Bill has done professional work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, sports photographer, (once an official photographer for the Washington Redskins), medical photographer, and nature/landscape photographer.  Bill’s best selling books include;  The Nature of America (with David Middleton), American Vision (with David Middleton, John Shaw and Wayne Lynch),  America From 500 Feet (with Wesley Fortney),  Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop.  America From 500 Feet II (with Mark Kettenhofen).  Bill’s books have sold well over 150,000 copies, placing him on the list of best selling photographer/authors in America.  Bill has been named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association.

Bill currently teaches for KelbyOne as a speaker/teacher.  Bill teaches His Light Workshops, a Christian based workshop company and with Jack Graham Photography Workshops.   Bill has been named as a X-Photographer by Fujifilm and use the Fuji X-System.  You can learn more about Bill, his workshops and view his work at: www.billfortney.com

Bill, and his wife Sherelene, live in Corbin, Kentucky, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

 

Kate Gazaway

Founder and Educator, Picture Change

Kate Gazaway began as a travel photographer and has become a creative activist, global educator, and founder of the non-profit, Picture Change. She strives to provide opportunities for individuals to move from subject to storyteller, empowering local leaders to re-claim authorship of their own narrative through photography and digital storytelling. Since 2011, she has championed her students’ work to raise awareness, inspire empathy, and redefine stereotypes around the world. After years of being on the receiving end of hospitality, Kate has found her roots and wings in Nashville, Tennessee. Even though she travels much of the year for work, she finds joy in being able to provide a good meal and a sense of home to anyone who sets foot on her front porch.

Picture Change provides photography education and resources to students in developing countries, empowering them to discover innate creativity, share their own story, earn income, and become proactive documentarians and leaders in their community. Utilizing donated cameras and local partnerships, Picture Change has impacted lives on four continents to over sixty students, shifting the perspective on poverty and promoting global empathy through the students’ photography.

Tom Kennedy

Executive Director, ASMP

Thomas R. Kennedy is Executive Director of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), a U.S. trade association representing independent photographers working across commercial and editorial genres.

He is an internationally known visual journalist with extensive print, broadcast, and online journalism experience, including positions Managing Editor for Multimedia at The Washington Post, and Director of Photography at the National Geographic Society. He has created, directed, and edited visual journalism projects that have earned Pulitzer Prizes, as well as EMMY, Peabody, and Edward R. Murrow awards.

Previously, he has also worked as an independent consultant coaching and mentoring individual photographers, as well as providing strategic analysis on visual storytelling for media companies and nonprofit organizations. In addition, he has taught regularly at universities and multimedia conferences, and advises about recruiting, coaching, and managing creative talent for optimal performance. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, with a B.S. degree in journalism.

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

 

 Patrick Murphy-Racey

Photographer, Sony Artisan of Imagery

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.

 

Rick Musacchio

Director of Communications, Diocese of Nashville

Over my 30+ years in the business of storytelling, there have been tremendous changes. Large metro daily newspapers are a shadow of their former selves. Staff positions have been slashed and the news hole has dwindled. Small, niche publications with targeted audiences are thriving. The commitment to fair, honest, engaged coverage of local communities is the currency that earns access to delicate situations and opens the door to important stories.

In Aug. 1998, after a 15-year career in daily newspapers including internship and staff positions at The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The West Palm Beach Post, The Clarion Ledger, and The Tennessean, Rick Musacchio became Editor in Chief of the Tennessee Register.  Since that time, the Tennessee Register, the newspaper of the Diocese of Nashville, and its staff have won numerous awards in Catholic Press Association competitions including four awards for General Excellence as the top newspaper in its circulation category.  He also serves as Director of Communications for the Diocese of Nashville, responsible for the publication of the newspaper, the diocesan website, and a number of other aspects of the diocesan communications operation.  He serves on a number of committees at both the diocesan and national level. He and his wife, Karen, live in Nashville and have five children, 30-7 years old, and one grandchild and another on the way.

Akili Ramsess

Executive Director, NPPA

Akili-Casundria Ramsess is Executive Director of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA ) based in Athens, at the University of Georgia. Ramsess returned to the Atlanta area in 2011 as an independent photographer/photo editor following a distinguished career as a Pulitzer-winning picture editor that culminated in her role as director of photography for the Orlando Sentinel. She returned to her first love as a photographer covering the vibrant music scene of Atlanta, local news and politics for the Atlanta Journal & Constitution (AJC), Associated Press, EPA and contract photo editing for CNN.

Prior to the Sentinel, Ramsess built a portfolio of photo editing experiences, from the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, AJC and deputy director of photography for the San Jose Mercury News. She has also won numerous NPPA Best of Photography, POYi and Society of News Design picture editing awards.

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

 

Brad Smith
Vice President of Photography, WWE

Brad Smith is an award winning photo editor, with 35 years experience in visual storytelling. He’s the former DOP at Time Inc., Sports Group, which included Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. He was also with the New York Times as the Senior Sports Photo Editor and Assistant Director of Photography for the White House during the Clinton administration. He’s on the Board of Directors for the NPPA and the Eddie Adams Workshop, as well as the Creative Board for NYC Salt. He’s on the faculty for the Summit Photo Workshops. He’s the founder and director of Brad Smith Creative, a visual consulting group. Currently, he’s the Vice President for Photography, for the WWE.

 

Sally Jean Wegert

Photographer, Recent Graduate of Western Kentucky University

Sally Jean Wegert is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University’s prestigious photojournalism program, graduating with a B.A. in Photojournalism and Spanish Language. She recently edited for The CW Television Network in Burbank, California, and has been California dreamin’ ever since.

Her storytelling is motivated by a fascination with human nature and world cultures, which led her across several continents before the age of 20. During her final four months as an undergraduate student, she created The Femininity Project, a print magazine profiling women of varying backgrounds and ages to explore and expound upon what it means to be a woman in 2017. In the same year, she worked as the Art Director for the newly-created Talisman Magazine, a bi-annual student lifestyle magazine published through her university.

 

 

 

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.