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Editor and Publisher
Dirck Halstead is the Editor and Publisher of The Digital Journalist. He began his photojournalism career during high school. At the age of 17, he became LIFE magazine's youngest combat photographer, covering the Guatemalan Civil War (the editors at LIFE had no idea how old he was). After attending Haverford College, Halstead did a two-year stint as a roving photographer in the U.S. Army. He went on to work for United Press International (UPI), covering stories around the world for more than 15 years; and was their picture bureau chief in Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Halstead accepted an independent contract with TIME magazine in 1972. Covering the White House for the next 29 years, he was one of only six photographers asked to accompany Richard Nixon on his historic trip to China in that same year. His photographs have appeared on 47 TIME covers. During this period he was also a "Special Photographer" on many films, producing ad material used by major Hollywood studios.
In 1992, he played an instrumental part in the formation of Video News International (VNI), which started what is now the Platypus movement, teaching still photojournalists to cross the barrier between print and television.
Halstead is now a senior fellow in photojournalism at The Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has won the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Picture of the Year award twice; the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his coverage of the fall of Saigon; and two Eisie Awards from the Columbia University School of Journalism. In 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA); and in 2004 he was honored with the Joseph A. Sprague Memorial Award. The University of Missouri presented him with the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism in 2007.
See Dirck's Porfolio at http://dirckhalstead.net
Ron Steinman began his career at 23 at NBC News and spent 35 years at the network. He moved from copyboy to producing segments and writing for the Huntley-Brinkley Report, first in Washington and then in New York then on to field producer for the newsmagazine show Chet Huntley Reports. He produced documentaries and worked on specials, including space coverage, before being named NBC's Bureau Chief in Saigon during the Vietnam War. He was Bureau Chief in Hong Kong and London before returning to New York to oversee the network's news specials. In 1975 he joined the Today Show where he spent 11 years in a number of senior producing positions in Washington and New York.
After leaving NBC News, he worked for more than five years as a freelance producer for ABC, he wrote and produced a series of A&E Biography documentaries that included O.J. Simpson, Malcolm X, Colin Powell, Timothy McVeigh, LBJ, Frank Sinatra, James Earl Ray, and Jim Jones. He also produced documentaries for the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. He produced and wrote 3 of the highly rated 6 part series for the Learning Channel on the Vietnam War called “The Soldier's Story” broadcast in 1998. For TLC he wrote and produced "Missing in Action,” which won a National Headliner Award and an International Documentary Festival Award. He wrote and produced, “Dak To: The Invisible Enemy,” for TLC. He is also the author of "The Soldier's Story" published in 1999 by TV Books, now published by Barnes & Noble. "Women in the Vietnam" first published in July 2000, is now available in a new edition from huttonelectronicpublishing.com, Amazon and Barnes&Noble.com. His memoir "Inside Television's First War: A Saigon Journal" is published by The University of Missouri Press. Steinman has won a Peabody Award, a National Press Club award, two American Women in Radio & Television Awards, two Chris Awards and been nominated for five Emmys. His documentary film, "Luboml: My Heart Remembers,” a Douglas/Steinman Production, aired on PBS' WILW/21 in New York in April 2003. His documentary “My Grandfather’s House,” a Douglas/Steinman Production, is seen regularly on the Dish Network’s Documentary Channel. His films are available from www.cinemaguild.com. “Death in Saigon,” his latest novel has been published by PublishAmerica (2007) and is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com and PublishAmerica.com.
Peter Howe is a former photojournalist, who subsequently became the Picture
Editor of the New York Times Magazine, Director of Photography for LIFE
magazine, Vice President of Corbis and President of a now defunct Internet
venture, RightSpring. On three occasions he was awarded first place
for magazine picture editing in the University of Missouri's Picture
of the Year contest, and won four National Magazine Awards. A native
of London England, Howe holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University
of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has been a resident in the United States
since 1979 and a citizen since 1992. He is married to Anthea Disney,
Executive Vice President of News Corporation. A dog lover from an early
age, his present dog, Bobby Blue, is a rescued Samoyed who came to him
through bulletin boards on the Internet and with whom he participates
in Pet Therapy in Beth Israel Hospital's Pediatric Neurology ward. He
also is deeply involved in Dressage, and competes with his Hanoverian
gelding Windsor Lad.
Editor for Europe
Horst, who has served as a senior editor for The Digital Journalist for the past five years, has recently retired from his position as the Associated Press' Photo Editor for Europe, based in London. He is the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes in photography. He has also won the Robert Capa Award of the Overseas Press Club for his coverage of Vietnam. Born in Berlin, 1933 he began in photography in 1951, employed by Keystone Photo Agency. He joined The Associated Press in Bonn, 1956 and has been with the agency ever since. As a photographer Horst Faas covered events throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. He has also covered all Olympic Games since 1970. In 1976 he moved to London as AP's senior photo editor. He is co-editor and author of the book Requiem - by the photographers who died in Vietnam and Indochina.
Mark Wilkie is a freelance programmer and software developer based in Brooklyn, NY.
Marianne Fulton has worked in the field of photography as curator, editor, archivist and writer for over 30 years. From 1975 - 2002 she was at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film serving as chief curator, acting director and senior scholar, among other positions. Fulton has prepared more than 80 exhibitions, including those with books such as Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years, and Eyes of Time: Photojournalism in America, for which she was named Person of the Year in the Leica Medal of Excellence competition. She has lectured worldwide on 20th-century photography and photojournalism. She served twice as judge for Pictures of the Year (the only curator to do so) and for Women in Photojournalism. Fulton is on the advisory board of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Award and has written for The Digital Journalist from the beginning. She is currently teaching history of photography at UT Austin, appraising photography collections, writing and consulting on photography projects. She resides in Austin with her dogs, tortoises and birds.
Beverly Spicer is an author, researcher, photojournalist, and cartoonist. She writes for The Digital Journalist and maintains a science blog for Earth & Sky syndicated radio. Before becoming a photographer, she was a researcher in physiological psychology at the University of Virginia and water analyst for the U.S. Geological Survey. She became assistant to the publisher at TEXAS MONTHLY and was a programming associate at PBS station KLRU-TV, working with the executive producer of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS. In 1977, she became a freelance photojournalist, working exclusively in the medium of black and white. She is also an artist and since 1981 has kept an illustrated diary which is now comprised of almost 200 volumes. In the'80s and '90s, she was sponsored by Eastman Kodak's Professional Photography Division to create illustrated journals of proceedings of the annual International Photography Congresses in Rockport, Maine. That work is now in the photojournalism archives at the Center for American History at the University of Texas. She co-authored and was photographer for OPEN CEILINGS, a book about women and their careers, published in 1994 by Coming of Age Press. In the year 2000, she earned a Master of Science in ArchitecturalStudies in an interdisciplinary program in the School of Architecture at the University of Texas, and is currently an associate member of The American Institute of Architects. Her award-winning thesis was published as a monograph in 2003 by University Press of America, entitled THE KA'BAH: RHYTHMS OF CULTURE, FAITH AND PHYSIOLOGY. She has practiced yoga since 1978, and is a certified instructor of Kundalini Yoga. She lives in Austin.
Cecilia White brings to The Digital Journalist extensive editorial experience, most recently as editor of The New York Times Syndicate's foreign publications, including The Economist, The Independent of London, International Herald Tribune and Foreign Affairs. Cecilia was also with The Associated Press' Los Angeles bureau for seven years where, on special assignment, she was an AP photo assistant during the 1984 Summer Olympics, working with Horst Faas and the AP photo operation. A one-time photo stringer for various newspapers and magazines, Cecilia was the editorial photo researcher at Tony Stone Worldwide, a stock photo agency.
Connie White assumes the position of Sponsorship Director for The Digital Journalist after a 20-year sales and editorial career with
The New York Times. As a sales executive with The New York Times
News Service and Syndicate, Connie was responsible for selling and
marketing editorial features and news/photo services to newspapers
and magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada. She received a
New York Times Chairman's Award for outstanding client relations.
Connie's newspaper career began at the age of 21, when she became
the managing editor of The Beverly Hills Courier, a 30,000-circulation
weekly in California. While there, she created and edited a fashion
section, "Panache," which generated upscale advertising revenue.
David Friend, Vanity Fair's editor of creative development, recently edited
the book 'Vanity Fair's Hollywood' (Viking Studio) with Graydon
Carter. Formerly LIFE's director of photography, Friend founded
Life's web site and created the Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for magazine
photography. He has won numerous awards as an editor and picture editor,
and writes and lectures frequently about photojournalism and culture.
Friend has curated photographic exhibitions for the ICP, the UN, the
Newseum and other venues. As a journalist, he has covered conflicts
in Afghanistan, Lebanon and throughout the Mideast. Friend served as
the editor of 'The Meaning of Life' and 'More Reflections
on the Meaning of Life' (Little, Brown). His humor and cartoons
have appeared in The Washington Post, American Photo, Discover
magazine and the on-line journal, Salon.
Chick Harrity has been playing in Photojournalism for 47 years, 34 of them in Washington DC. His first staff job was in 1956 with his hometown newspaper the Reading (Pa) Times. He moved to York City with the Associated Press in 1965 and worked in Albany and Chicago for a year each before moving to the AP Washington bureau in 1968. In 1981 he had a chance to try the magazine business at US News and World Report where he stayed for twenty years, being named chief photographer in 1985. On April Fools day of 2001 he left US News to move to northern California where he is now the Photo Coach and contributing photographer for the Calistoga Tribune. A new and thriving 1,250 circulation weekly at the top of the Napa Valley.
Highlights along the way include receiving the Associated Press Managing Editors award for Excellence in Photography, being named the White House News Photographer¹s Association Photographer of the Year and being awarded the Leica Medal of Excellence for Photojournalism.
His first camera was a Kodak Baby Brownie Special. He worked his way up to a 4x5 Speed Graphic and then down again. He was last seen playing with a Nikon D2H.
Susan B. Markisz is a multimedia journalist. Her clients include The New York
Times, UNICEF, the United Nations and the World Health Organization,
among others. She has been frequently honored by the National Press
Photographers Association and the New York Press Photographers Association
for her work in journalism. In 1999 she was named Photographer of the
by the New York Press Association. In addition to editorial work, her
personal writing and photographs of women confronting breast cancer
have been published to wide acclaim. Her photographs have been exhibited
nationally and internationally. A portion of her photographic essay
"Triumph of Spirit" is on loan to the National Alliance of
Breast Cancer Organizations and is in the permanent collection of the
Women's Cancer Program at the Mayo Clinic.
Markisz is the mother of a son and daughter, 20 and 16. Diagnosed with
breast cancer at the age of 36, when her children were just 4 and 7
years old, she is a 13 year breast cancer survivor - and counting. The
gift of survivorship, as in photojournalism, is in the capacity for
human interaction. Her goal in photojournalism is to bring a sensitive
eye and heart to observe and record the human condition.
Dick Kraus retired after 42 years as a staff photographer for Newsday, a
large daily on Long Island, NY. He is, by his own admission. a dinosaur
who has eaten all the leaves from the tops of the trees. He says that
he will continue to produce pictures and to document the wonderful years
of his long career as a newspaper photographer in his stories, "Through
a Lens Dimly," being published in the Digital Journalist.
Now in his 70's,
Kraus lives in Ronkonkoma (Long Island), NY. He has four grown children
and four delightful grandchildren who keep him young.
Grazia Neri was born in Milan. After working at Newsblitz photoagency, she
got involved in her own photography business in 1966 by representing
the new born French agency Gamma that split up a few years later and
gave birth to Sygma, which she then opted to represent instead. Since
then, Grazia Neri has enjoyed the trust of some of the most renowned
photographers, prestigious magazines and very committed agencies such
as Contact, Matrix, Network, Vu...She quite legitimely is considered
as a serious reference both for photographers and for agencies around
the world. She was for 8 years President of Gadef, an Italian association
similar to ASMP in USA that fights to protect the photographers copyright.
She is regularly invited to take part in the juries of international
photojournalism competitions. She has lectured on photojournalism in
Italy, Western and Eastern Europe as well as in USA. She has been involved
in the last few years in the curating and organization of exhibitions
in Milan, Rome, Bologna and Verona. She is the artistic director of
her own gallery which she opened in 1997 in her home town. Her agency
has been more recently involved in producing photography books and catalogues
in collaboration with some of the best Italian publishers such as Arnoldo
Mondadori and Motta Editore. Grazia Neri is the president of the agency
which bears her name. She has a son, Michele Neri, who is the executive
director of the agency.
Roger Richards is the Editor and Publisher of The Digital Filmmaker, and a documentary video producer with The Drew Carey Project at Reason.tv Richards also continues to work as a documentary still photographer. He began his photojournalism career in 1979, focusing on political and social themes in the Caribbean, the civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua and then joining the Gamma Liaison photo agency in 1988. Based in Miami and then Europe, his work with the agency included the US invasion of Panama, political upheaval in Haiti, civil war in Croatia and the siege of Sarajevo. He was Multimedia Editor/Producer for The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia from 2001 to 2007. He is a former Associated Press photo bureau chief in Bogotá, Colombia, and a staff photographer at the Washington Times in Washington, DC, from 1997-2000. He is the recipient of numerous awards from the National Press Photographers' Association, the White House News Photographers' Association, Pictures of the Year International, the Society of Newspaper Design, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Virginia News Photographers Association. He became a digital filmmaker in 1998, focusing on projects about war in the Balkans. He was awarded the first White House News Photographers' Association sabbatical grant for video journalism in 2000 and in 1999 was one of the first graduates of the famous Platypus Workshop that trains photojournalists how to become digital filmmakers and video journalists. In 2002 he joined Dirck Halstead and PF Bentley on the Platypus Workshop faculty.
Karen Slattery is an associate professor in the College of Communication at Marquette University. She teaches courses related to broadcast journalism, media ethics, and qualitative research methods. She received her M.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Prior to moving into an academic career, she worked in local television news, as both a reporter and producer. Most recently, she spent a summer reporting for Wisconsin Public Radio. Her research interests include broadcast journalism and media ethics. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Broadcast & Electronic Communication, Journalism Quarterly, and Journal of Mass Media Ethics, among others. She was raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, Mark Doremus, and their son Nick.
Mark Doremus has a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is now employed as a research administrator. He worked in television news for 13 years in various capacities, primarily as a news reporter-photographer. He still cares deeply about the press, in all its forms, and its practitioners. He met his wife and co-columnist, Karen Slattery, when they were both working in local television news.
J. B. Colson studied under the direction of Clarence White for his BFA in photography. After serving as a Signal Corps photographer in Panama he studied documentary film at UCLA. He made non-theatrical films in the Detroit area before teaching photojournalism at the University of Texas, where he inaugurated a program at the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. In the 1980s he worked in Mexico with Jean Meyer and the Collegio de Michoacan documenting village life in the High Meseta. He still teaches a graduate course in the history and criticism of photography. He wrote the introduction to a UT Press book on FSA photographer Russell Lee, to be published in Spring 2007.
Photojournalist PF Bentley specializes in covering domestic and international politics. Bentley is known and respected throughout the print and broadcast community for earning unprecedented access to presidential candidates, Heads of State, and Capitol Hill. He was the first photojournalist to shoot on the House floor while in session. Bentley was behind the scenes with President Bill Clinton for his last week in office, Inauguration Day, January 20, 2001, and his last trip on Air Force One to his new life as "Citizen Clinton".
He has covered every presidential campaign and photographed every serious presidential contender since 1980 including Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis, Walter Mondale, Geraldine Ferraro, Jesse Jackson, John Glenn, Al Gore, Dick Gephardt, Pat Buchanan, Bill Bradley, and Bill Clinton. Bentley's skill at getting close to his subjects without intruding on the events being recorded earned him several first place awards in the campaign category from the University of Missouri School of Journalism prestigious Pictures of the Year Competition. He won his fifth and sixth First Place Picture of the Year awards in March of 1997. Bentley was awarded top honors for his coverage in 1984 of John Glenn's presidential bid, in 1988 for Dan Quayle's vice presidential campaign, 1992 for Bill Clinton's winning campaign, in 1995 for Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" and twice in 1996 for his coverage of Bob Dole's final presidential run. In 2001 Bentley won yet another POY award for his coverage of President Clinton’s Final Days in Office. He has been a Special Corespondent for TIME Magazine and has been published in the New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post and in newspapers and magazines around the world.
Bentley grew up in Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu with a B.Ed. degree in 1975. When not traveling he resides in New York and on the Big Island of Hawaii with his wife, publicist, Cathy Saypol.
Born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Lived for many years in a large home
just outside Paris. Kept twin brother Phillipe in prison with his head
encased in an iron mask. Wait a minute. That was Louis XIV. Take two.
A Connecticut native that somehow managed to get a free art school education
courtesy of the British tax payer. Started getting serious about photography
when it was discovered that photographers got into rock concerts for
free. Spent many a wasted weekend photographing rock and punk acts in
England. Moved to New York. Worked as a papparazzi for European and
Domestic publications, only some of which were printed on glossy paper.
Enjoyed Studio 54, was compted at the bar at the Palladium, retains
Mudd Club membership card. Moved to Washington, DC, a town once described
as "Hollywood for people with no talent." For the past four years Time
Magazine's Washington bureau photo editor. Happily married to a wonderful
woman and the proud father of one daughter who's really, really into
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Terry L. Heaton
Terry Heaton's career spans the broadcasting world to the web and
beyond. He spent almost 30 years as a News Director and Producer at local
television stations throughout the country. He left the broadcasting world in
1998 to immerse himself in the world of the Internet, joining research
company, ANSIR Communications as CEO and President. A rare bridge between the
past and future, Terry has a special understanding about the evolution of
digital media and is a widely recognized expert in Postmodernism as it relates
to TV News. He's the founder of DONATA Communications, a New Media
consulting firm, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Terry writes a
daily Weblog on Postmodernism and the news at http://donatacom.com/blog.shtml.
Mark Loundy has been a journalist since 1976, first serving as personal photographer
for Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, an intern at the L.A. Times and later
as a staff photographer for United Press International in the U.S. and
in Europe. He was the Photo Assignment Editor for Thomson L.A. News
Group until 1995.
He also writes and speaks on future media technology and created several
of the earliest interactive newspaper prototypes in the early 1990s.
Mark, his wife,
former newspaper editor Patricia Wolf, and their three children, live
in San Jose, California
Bill Pierce's photographs have been published in Time, Life, Newsweek,
U.S. News and other news magazines and books here and abroad. He
has been exhibited at Grey Gallery, International Centor of Photography,
Pace MacGill, Leica Gallery NYC; Rice Museum, Houston; Corcoran Gallery
of Art, Washington, D.C. and other galleries here and abroad. His major
awards include Overseas Press Club's Oliver Rebbot Award for the best
photoreporting from abroad, World Press Photo's Budapest Award and the
Leica Medal of Excellence.
Steven T. Smith
Steve Smith is a cameraman for CBS News and 60 Minutes. He and his wife, Martha,
founded Videosmith, a Philadelphia-based company that sells and rents
professional and consumer-level video equipment.
Donald R. Winslow
Donald R. Winslow is the publications editor for the National Press Photographers Association and editor of News Photographer magazine, the NPPA Web site (www.nppa.org), and an annual print edition of the Best Of Photojournalism award-winning photographs. He has a thirty-year career in photojournalism as a photographer, picture and graphics editor, director of photography, writer, and new media producer. Winslow worked for Reuters as a photojournalist and senior editor based in Washington, DC, and for Reuters NewMedia in Reston, VA, and New York City. His newspaper career includes editing positions at The Palm Beach Post, The Pittsburgh Press, The Milwaukee Journal Co., The Republic in Columbus, IN, and The Wabash Plain Dealer. While at Reuters he worked on developing early applications for digital technology and remote transmitting for traditional news assignments, such as the White House, inaugurations, and sporting events. At CNET Networks in San Francisco he was the director of photography for CNET Online. He is co-founder of a non-profit charity organization, New Media for Non Profits (www.nmnp.org).
After earning a degree in Professional Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and accumulating some valuable on-the-job experience during a 10-year stint in commercial photography and photo retail, Chuck Westfall began his corporate career with Canon U.S.A. in 1982 as a Technical Representative. He has steadily advanced through the ranks to achieve his present position as Technical Advisor for the company's Consumer Imaging Group, working out of Canon U.S.A.'s headquarters office in Lake Success, NY. Among his many assignments, Chuck Westfall is currently Canon USA’s main media spokesman for new camera products. He also provides a unique insider’s perspective to financial analysts who follow the company’s CIG sales and marketing activities.
Chuck’s involvement with digital cameras began in 1994, when he assisted Canon and Kodak engineers in developing the EOS-DCS series of professional SLRs. Since then, his responsibilities have expanded to include participation in the development and launching of many other Consumer Imaging Group products including Canon's professional and consumer-oriented digital cameras. Most recently, he has been developing content for online and on-site consumer education projects in Canon USA’s Professional Products Marketing Division.
On the personal side, Chuck enjoys sightseeing, photography, reading, music, and family life with his wife Ying and their beautiful daughter Anna.
Eileen Douglas is a longtime broadcast journalist turned independent documentary film and television producer. Douglas began her career in her hometown, Syracuse, N.Y., in 1968 as a reporter for the ABC station, Channel 9 WNYS, followed by work as a reporter for the Herald-Journal newspaper. In 1970 she moved to Louisville, Ky., where she spent six years at WKLO Radio, first as an anchor/reporter, and then as one of the country's first women news directors. While in Louisville, she was also co-host and producer of "NOW," a weekly television show on CBS's WHAS-TV. In New York City since 1975, Douglas spent nearly 18 years at all-news WINS Radio, where she was a reporter, writer, editor, and ultimately, for 10 years the midday anchor. During those years she also worked as a weekend reporter for Channel 5 WNEW-TV, and as a news anchor for the ABC Radio network. After leaving WINS, she worked as a correspondent for "ABC-TV's Lifetime Magazine."
Currently she is partner and co-founder of Douglas/Steinman Productions, an independent production company created in 1996. Their film, "Luboml: My Heart Remembers," aired on public television, and Douglas' personal documentary, "My Grandfather's House," aired regularly on the Dish Network's Documentary Channel. "My Grandfather's House" was also selected by the Library of Congress for a rare honor, inclusion in its motion picture division's permanent collection.
Douglas is the author of two books, "Rachel and the Upside Down Heart," for children about a little girl whose father dies, and "Eileen Douglas's New York Inflation-Fighter's Guide." She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television and is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Women, and Who's Who in Media and Communication. She also serves as a judge for the Emmys.
David Burnett, a co-founder of Contact Press Images, has been a magazine photographer since his first internship at TIME in 1967. He currently works for TIME, People, and other magazines in the U.S. and abroad, as well as on his own projects. He has just published "Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley" (February 2009), and awaits "44 Days," a photographic history of the Iranian Revolution, to be published in September 2009. Burnett has been named Magazine Photographer of the Year, and won both the Robert Capa Gold Medal and the Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America.
Turnley's work is often seen in the world¹s most prestigious
magazines: Newsweek, Stern, Paris Match, Geo, LIFE, National Geographic,
The London Sunday Times, VSD, Le Figaro, Le Monde, and DoubleTake.
The Digital Journalist has
published several important portfolio's of Turnley's work relating to
many of the major news events of our time; Kosovo, the Gulf War,1991,
Iraq-2003; and an excerpt from his best-selling book, PARISIANS.
He was a contract photographer
for Newsweek Magazine between 1984-2001. He has covered nearly every
significant international story in the past twenty years; Afghanistan,
fall of the Berlin Wall and revolutions in E. Europe in 1989, Bosnia,
Chechnya, the Gulf War-1991,Haiti, Indira Ghandi's assassination, Indonesia,
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Kosovo, Rwanda, Somalia, and the war
in Iraq-2003. He has documented most of the world's refugee populations
and witnessed Nelson Mandela walk out of prison and the end of apartheid
in South Africa, and chronicled Tiananmen Square, 1989, and was present
in New York at "Ground Zero" on Sept, 11, 2001.
His international awards
include the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting
from Abroad, and numerous awards and citations from World Press Photo
and Pictures of the Year competition of the University of Missouri.
He has published
4 books, MOMENTS OF REVOLUTION, BEIJING SPRING, IN TIMES OF WAR AND
PEACE, and PARISIANS. Turnley's work embraces a humanistic view of the
"Family of Man", and he has traveled to over eighty-five countries.
Turnley was assistant to the famous French photographer Robert Doisneau
in his early days in Paris in the late 1970's.
Peter Turnley is a graduate
of the University of Michigan, the Sorbonne
and the Institut d¹Etudes Politiques of Paris. He received a Neiman
Fellowship from Harvard in 2000-2001, and has honorary doctorates from
The New School of New York, and St. Francis College. He has taught at
the Santa Fe ,Maine, and Eddie Adams Workshops and was a Teaching Fellow
for Professor Robert Coles¹ class "The Literature of Social
Reflection" at Harvard.
He continues to
work as a documentary photojournalist and presently lives in both New
York and Paris. He has also developed a special contributing relationship
to the Denver Post. His life long photographic archive of more than
25,000 images, and most recent and on-going work is represented by Corbis.
David Turnley, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for photography, is one the world's leading photojournalists, with a memorable body of work produced over the past 20 years in 75 countries. His photographs, which document the most dramatic events of the 20th century, have been collected in five prestigious volumes and have garnered coveted international awards, including World Press Picture of the Year in 1988 and 1991, and the Overseas Press Club Robert Capa Gold Medal.
Turnley, 48, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and worked as a staff photographer for the Detroit Free Press from 1980 to 1998. From 1985 to 1997, he was based in South Africa and Paris. During that time, he captured history on film: the struggle to end Apartheid, the revolutions in Eastern Europe, the student uprising in China, the wars in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union.
In 1996, David and his twin brother, Peter, also a photojournalist, had a retrospective exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York, with an accompanying book, In Times of War and Peace. Later that year, the Turnley brothers' extraordinary careers were highlighted in Double Exposure, a segment of 60-Minutes.
In 1997-1998, Turnley studied videography at Harvard University on a Neiman Fellowship, and subsequently extended his art through the making of documentaries. His first video work, The Dalai Lama: At Home in Exile, produced for CNN, was awarded the 2001 Cine Golden Eagle and nominated for a National Emmy. In addition, Turnley produced four segments for ABC Nightline.
In 1999, Turnley produced, directed, and photographed his first feature-length documentary, La Tropical, a sensual portrait of a wildly popular dance hall in Havana which has been central to the lives of working-class Cubans of color for more than half a century. La Tropical recently won Best Documentary in the Miami International Film Festival, and the film is currently being seen in festivals around the world.
Turnley received a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature from the University of Michigan in 1977 and studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1997, he received an Honorary Doctoral degree from the New School of Social Research.
Turnley was recently in the Mideast for three months covering the Gulf War as a photographer/ correspondent for CNN. He has just published his sixth book titled Baghdad Blues, by Vendome Press, of his work from Iraq.
He currently has a faculty position at the New School of Social Research in New York as a visiting artist. His pictures are distributed by Corbis.
Steve Simon has been passionate about documenting life through photography since he began taking photographs at age 12 in his home city of Montreal. A prize-winning photographer of several prestigious awards, he has been featured three times at the Visa Pour l'Image Photography Festival in Perpignan, France. His work is in the permanent collections of The George Eastman House, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, The Canadian Archives and the Comune Di Verona. He has seen four of his personal projects published as books, "Heroines & Heroes: Hope, HIV and Africa," "The Republicans," "Healing Waters," documenting the healing powers of a small lake in Alberta; and "Empty Sky: The Pilgrimage to Ground Zero." Simon has participated as a guest lecturer and workshop leader at various photography and arts events in Canada, the United States and Argentina, including a nine-city tour of University Photo Programs in the United States with Apple Computer. He is currently on the faculty at the International Center of Photography, New York. Recent work has been published in Mother Jones, The New York Times Magazine, Life, Colors, German Geo, Le Monde, Walrus, The Digital Journalist and Harper's. He is based in New York City. To see more, please visit: http://www.stevesimonphoto.com.
James Whitlow Delano has lived in and documented Asia for a decade and a half. His work has been awarded internationally, from the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award (from Columbia University and LIFE magazine), Leica's Oskar Barnack Award, Picture of the Year International, Photo District News and others. Delano's series on Kabul's drug detox and psychiatric hospital was awarded 1st place in the 2008 NPPA Best of Photojournalism competition for Best Picture Story (large markets). His first monograph book, "Empire: Impressions from China" (Five Continents Editions), and work from "Japan Mangaland" have been shown at several Leica Galleries in Europe and "Empire" was the first ever one-person show of photography at La Triennale di Milano Museum of Art in Italy. His second monograph book, "I Viaggi di Tiziano Terzani" (Vallardi / Longanesi), has just been released. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic Books, GEO, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Time Asia, Internazionale, Le Monde 2 and others.
To see more of James' unique work, visit his Web site: http://www.jameswhitlowdelano.com