TEAMS - 2009


1. Blue (Parksville)


Tim Rasmussen Tim Rasmussen

is the AME photography at The Denver Post a 600,000 circ newspaper in Denver, Co. Where he leads a staff of photojournalists, picture editors and image technicians. Before joining the Post Tim was the Director of Photography of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Tim started is photo editing career as Visuals Editor at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Where the paper was awarded Best use of pictures from Pictures of the Year in 2002. He worked his way through college at The Herald Journal in Logan, Utah and in 1988 he was accepted to the first Eddie Adams Workshop where he received one of ten awards given. In 1989 he moved to the east coast and for the next ten years worked as a freelance photographer, with the Hartford Courant and in New York City with Sygma photo agency, his work was published in American and international magazines and newspapers including the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine.


Micheal Williamson Michael Williamson

was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in several foster homes before settling with a permanent foster family in his early teens. He joined The Washington Post in 1993. He previously worked at The Sacramento Bee and taught at Western Kentucky University. Williamson has covered a variety of global events in the last 30 years, including the wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, strife in the Middle East, the Gulf War, and conflicts in Africa and the Balkans. In 1994 he won the Crystal Eagle Award, for a 15-year project on homelessness in America. Williamson has authored or co-authored many books, including three from his work on homelessness. The NPPA named Williamson “Newspaper Photographer of the Year” in 1995. In 2000 he won his second Pulitzer for coverage of the conflict in Yugoslavia and was named “White House News Photographer’s Association Photographer of the Year,” also in 2000. In the past year, Williamson has taken on roles at the Washington Post ranging from assignment editor to daily picture editing, while shooting assignments in-between.



Lisa Krantz Lisa Krantz

has been a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News since March 2004. Previously she worked at the Naples (FL) Daily News for five years. Krantz has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology Florida State University and her Master’s degree in photography from Syracuse University. At the Express-News she covers everything from hurricanes to the NBA Championship although her true love is telling intimate untold stories in her community. Most recently she spent close to two years documenting life in the small city of Helotes, Texas, as it struggles to maintain its identity in the face of suburban growth. She was named the NPPA Region 8 Photographer of the Year in 2005 and runner-up for 2004, 2006 and 2008. Her work has also been honored by POYi, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, the Southern Short Course in News Photography and the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.


Rob Finch Rob Finch

is a two time Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year contest - first in 2000 and again in 2003. He was runner-up in 2001. Rob exhibited photography in Perpignan, France at the Visa Pour L’Image festival and was a member of the World Press Masterclass in 2002. Photo District News named him one of 30 emerging photographers to watch. In 2007, Finch was part of a team of journalists at The Oregonian awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for his role as a multimedia producer. In 2008, Finch documented the assisted suicide of Lovelle Svart, a project that won the 2008 Online Journalism Award for Best Video presentation. Rob has been a faculty member of the NPPA’s Flying Short Course, the Mountain Workshops, the NPPA Multimedia Immersion and lectured at variety of universities. He works as a Visuals Editor at The Oregonian.

Digital Tech: David Hitchcock

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2. Orange (ADDICTIONS)



Phil Bicker Phil Bicker

is an internationally renowned creative director who has worked for editorial, advertising, fashion and art clients. Phil initially established himself as an art director at the face magazine in London where he gave many now established photographers their first commissions. He art directed Creative Camera Magazine for a number of years and as creative director of Vogue Hommes International encouraged art photographers to make fashion stories. He is presently creative director at the Fader in New York where he has collaborated with a new generation of documentary image-makers as he continues to place photography at the center of his creative endeavors.


Clay Patrick McBride Clay Patrick McBride

New York-based photographer Clay Patrick McBride began his visual training in the South of France, where he spent his late teens studying painting and art history. He eventually turned his focus to photography and moved to New York City in the early 1990s to attend the School of Visual Arts. While earning his BFA, McBride developed a style of portraiture that celebrated and empowered the subject with humor and honesty. His arresting portraits of top athletes and musicians like LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Norah Jones and Kid Rock appeared in the pages of countless magazines, including Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, PARADE and XXL. Clay’s commercial work includes dozens of album covers for Sony, Universal Music and Atlantic Records, in addition to print campaigns for Pontiac, Boost Mobile and Nike. The past two years have seen McBride delve into motion picture with a number of short film projects and music videos. Characterized by its stark beauty, surrealist imagery and a tendency towards experimentation, McBride’s film work is an exciting and logical extension of his photography. Current productions include The Incredible Exploding Boy, an autobiographical feature that explores the thread between father-son relationships, mental illness, and addiction. An artist truly enamored of the human spirit, McBride remains dedicated to producing images that capture the essence of identity and individuality.


Chad Batka Chad Batka

began his professional career learning while assisting Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Mark Seliger and Danny Clinch. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times. His work has appeared in Forbes, Guitar World, Men’s Health, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Spin, and TIME. Some of the artists he has shot include Busta Rhymes, Green Day, Les Paul, Madonna and Hubert Sumlin. In addition, Chad shoots for corporate client Madison Square Garden. He was accepted into the workshop in 2007, and won an award. When not on assignment, Chad enjoys time at home in Manhattan with his wife, Melissa, and son, Jasper.


Jim Virga Rick Gershorn

joined Getty Images as a staff multimedia photojournalist in 2007. Rick attended the University of North Texas, graduating with a B.A. in photojournalism in 2004. He was named College Photographer of the Year by the University of Missouri and received an Award of Excellence as Photographer of the Year in the POYi competition. Rick was one of the first to take on video journalism at the Dallas Morning News. He was named one of the top 25 up and coming photographers in America by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and was also a part of a Pulitzer Prize winning staff for the Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In the short time Rick has been with Getty, he has received numerous awards for his multimedia stories from both the NPPA and Pictures of the Year, including a Webby for individual documentary episode and a national Emmy nomination for new approaches to documentary storytelling..

Digital Tech: Gabriel Biderman

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Rachel Anne



3. Red (The Economy)


David Griffin David Griffin

 is the Director of Photography of National Geographic magazine headquartered in Washington, DC. He helps shape the photographic direction of the magazine, working directly with contributing photographers from around the globe. Previously he was the Creative Director of U.S.News & World Report, Design Director of National Geographic Books, Associate Director of Layout & Design at National Geographic magazine. Before magazines David honed his journalistic skills at a number of newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Hartford Courant, The Everett (Wa.) Herald, and the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. David, including the publications he has had the pleasure of working for, have been honored by the National Press Photographer Assoc., University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year competition, Assoc. of Magazine Publishers, Ohio Newspaper Photographer Assoc., the Hearst Collegiate Photojournalism Awards, the Washington Art Directors Club, the Society of Newspaper Design, Print, and Communication Arts. David has a degree in journalism from Ohio University and is an alumni of the Stanford Professional Publishing program. He is married, has a thirteen-year-old son, and lives in Arlington, Virginia.



Clay Patrick McBride Gerd Ludwig

was born in Germany in 1947. Gerd Ludwig received his graduates in photography from Folkwangschule/University of Essen in 1972 and co-founded VISUM, Germany’s first photographer-owned photo agency the following year. After moving to Hamburg, Gerd began working for publications such as Geo, Stern, Spiegel, Time, and Life, as well as shooting advertising campaigns. Relocating to New York in 1984, he continued his work for major international publications and signed on as a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine in the early 1990s. His on focus the social changes of Germany and Eastern Europe resulted in the publication of his book, Broken Empire: After the Fall of the USSR, a ten-year retrospective published by National Geographic. Gerd has won numerous awards, including the 2006 Lucie Award for International Photographer of the Year. While continuing to photograph primarily for National Geographic, he occasionally shoots advertising and lectures at universities and photographic workshops worldwide.


Guy Solimano Guy Solimano

is currently a senior photo editor in AOL’s New York newsroom. He works on the photo desk supporting the News, Sports and Business channels. Guy moved to the online world after 15 years at The Associated Press. In the last 20 years, he has covered stories too numerous to mention, both on location and editing remotely. Guy has staffed the AP Photo War Desk at headquarters for both Iraq wars. He was the managing photo editor for the AP Pennsylvania state report for many years. He has been the AP national photo supervisor and the New York City assignment desk editor. Guy was also an international photo desk editor in the early 90’s. Nowadays AOL affords Guy the opportunity to explore journalism, multimedia and storytelling in an ongoing effort to engage the general public. Guy is a photojournalism graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology.


Kari Collins Keri Collins

is a multimedia journalist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. A 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Kari has interned at the Monroe Evening News, the Indianapolis Star and the Concord Monitor. After finishing coverage of the 2008 Primary for the Monitor, she set out for South East Asia. Currently, she covers Southeast and Central Asia producing documentaries and online media for primarily non-governmental organizations including; Save the Children, International Organization of Migration and the United Nations. In 2008, Kari produced the online component of Preston Gannaway’s story, “Remember Me” which received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Her work has been recognized in College Photographer of the Year, Pictures of the Year International and Best of Photojournalism competitions.

Digital Tech: Stacy Pearsall

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4. Forest Green (Blood, Sweat & Tears)


Lauren Steel Lauren Steel

is the manager of photography for reportage by Getty Images. Lauren graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of science in photojournalism. She started her career at LIFE magazine as the photo and art assistant, working her way up to photo researcher before going on to work at Rolling Stone and Image Direct. In 2003 she joined Getty Images where she is now responsible for a group of renowned photographers represented by Reportage by Getty Images, who have won numerous awards and recognitions including World Press Photo, POYi and OPC. She currently live in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Lauren Steel is the Manager of Photography for Reportage by Getty Images. Lauren graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of science in photojournalism. She started her career at LIFE magazine as the photo and art assistant, working her way up to photo researcher before going on to work at Rolling Stone and Image Direct. In 2003 she joined Getty Images where she is now responsible for a group of renowned photographers represented by Reportage by Getty Images, who have won numerous awards and recognitions including World Press Photo,


John Moore John Moore

is a senior staff photographer for Getty Images, based in Denver, Colorado, since the summer of 2008. He was previously based for Getty in Islamabad, Pakistan. Moore began working for the Associated Press in 1991, first based in Nicaragua, then India, South Africa, Mexico and Egypt, working for the AP for almost 14 years. Moore joined Getty Images in 2005 and worked throughout South Asia, Africa and the Middle East for Getty, before moving back to the US last year. He has extensively covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, working in the some of the world’s most dangerous combat zones. In 2007 alone he was on assignment three times in Iraq, once in Afghanistan and spent much of the rest of the year covering Pakistan’s slide into instability, culminating in the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Moore has won top photography awards over the years from many of the world’s major photographic organizations, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for AP’s photo coverage of the war in Iraq. As a Getty staffer, his exclusive photography of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto earned him top awards from World Press Photo and the Robert Capa Gold Medal for courage in photojournalism given by the Overseas Press Club.


Josh Ritchie Josh Ritchie

after attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Josh Ritchie interned at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and the York Daily Record. He then made his way south of the Mason Dixon line as a staff photographer at the Reston Times in Reston, VA. He moved back to Pennsylvania and went to work at the Hanover Evening Sun just outside of Gettysburg, PA. Having had his fill of civil war reenactments, he started working for the Pantagraph in Bloomington, IL. One fateful day he decided to give up everything he has ever known and jump into the deep end of the pool as a Freelance Photographer. He picked up with his wife and move to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he has become a beach bum who loves to shoot underwater project “fluidity” while feeding the beast working for some great corporate and editorial clients.


John Poole John Poole

was hired as NPR’s first video journalist in the summer of 2007. Since then, he has helped shape NPR’s online approach to multimedia and visual journalism. In 2008 and 2009, he was awarded multiple first places in the White House News Photographers Association’s Eyes of History competition, and was nominated for a national Emmy award in 2008 for NPR’s cross-platform music series “Project Song.” John first began working in multimedia in 1993 at Penguin Books and The Voyager Company in New York, where he fondly remembers the first videos andcolor photographs he ever saw on a computer screen. He later spent a decade at The Washington Post as an online producer and video journalist as part of a team that won the first-ever Edward R. Murrow Awards for multimedia journalism. John’s work has been recognized by a host of acronyms, including the WHNPA, ONA, POY, RTNDA, AFI and NATAS..

Digital Tech: Jerry Morrison

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Brendan Hoffman


5. Sky Blue (Food)


Santiago Lyon Santiago Lyon

is director of photography of The Associated Press, responsible for the AP’s global photo report and the hundreds of photographers and photo editors worldwide who produce it. In his 25 years’ experience in news service photography Lyon has won multiple photojournalism awards for his photographs of conflicts around the globe. Under Lyon’s direction, the war in Iraq earned the AP its 48th Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for work by a team of photographers. The AP’s winning entry, its 29th for photography, consisted of 20 photos from Iraq by 11 different photographers, five of them Iraqis. In 2007 the AP won its 30th Pulitzer Prize for photography for an image made by Oded Balilty showing an Israeli woman attempting to block a line of Israeli riot police. Lyon joined AP in 1991 in Cairo, Egypt after working for United Press International and Reuters. He has covered stories in Mexico, Central and South America, the 1991 Gulf War, Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo, Israel, Palestine, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Rwanda, Yemen, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan among other countries. Lyon served as AP photo editor for Spain and Portugal from 1995 until 2003, when he accepted a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. He was named Director of Photography in December 2003.


Eric Draper Eric Draper

served as Special Assistant to the President and White House Photographer for President George W. Bush. Draper documented the entire eight years of the Bush administration and directed the conversion of the White House Photo Office from film to digital. Prior to joining the White House, Draper was West Regional Enterprise Photographer for the Associated Press. His many assignments included the 1996 and 2000 presidential campaigns, the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, the Kosovo conflict in 1999, and the 1998 World Cup in France. Draper has also worked as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times, the Pasadena Star-News and the Albuquerque Tribune. He won the Associated Press Managing Editors’ Award for three consecutive years, the 1999 National Headliner Award and was named 1992 Photographer of the Year by Scripps Howard Newspapers. He is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.


Mike Stewart Mike Stewart

works as a supervisor on the Headquarters Photo Desk for the Associated Press. Stewart leads AP’s effort to strengthen member relationships and photo contributions. He oversees the entire U.S. Member report. Stewart, who joined AP in 2005, also worked as photo editor with Polaris Images, picture editor of the Albuquerque Journal and Columbia Daily Tribune, and photographer at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Stewart has worked on assignment for Newsweek, Time Magazine, The New York Times and many other publications. Stewart is a graduate of Cameron University.


Loup Langton Loup Langton

currently serves as Director of the Visual Journalism program at the University of Miami’s School of Communication and as a member of the Pictures of the Year International Inaugural Advisory Board. His book, Photojournalism and Today’s News, Creating Visual Reality, examines the ways in which newsroom culture, economics and routines influence visual reporting in both printed and online media. He recently worked as the photographic and design editor for Ecuadorian photographer Pablo Corral’s book, “25.” He and Corral co-directed the Descubriendo Ecuador book project published in 1994. Langton and a team of colleagues are currently working with the World Press Photo organization (Amsterdam) to provide interviews of award-winning photographers for the World Press website. As a member of JB Pictures Langton photographed throughout the U.S., Africa and the Middle East. He was a contributor to the Homeless in America book in 1987, and his work from Haiti, North Carolina and Ecuador appeared in exhibitions in New York and Washington, D.C.

Digital Tech: Andy Dunaway

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Paul Chouy



6. Rust (The Working Family)


Scott Thode Scott Thode

is an award winning photo editor and photographer. He is currently the deputy picture editor at Fortune Magazine where numerous stories he worked on have won awards. He was a Lucie Award nominee for Picture Editor of the Year. As a photographer his photographs appeared in The New York Times Magazine, LIFE Magazine, The Independent, GEO and many other North American and European publications. A recipient of numerous photography awards, his work has been exhibited at Visa Pour L’Image, in Perpignon, France, The Bienalle Internazionale di Foyografia, in Turin, Italy, and The Colonnade Gallery, in Washington, D.C. He has also participated in a variety of group exhibits in the United States and Europe. Scott has taught at The International Center for Photography, The American Photography Mentor Series and has participated in many photo panels over the years. Scott also serves on the Advisory Board of LOOK3 Photo Festival in Charlottesville, Virginia. 


Yunghi Kim Yunghi Kim

is a freelance photographer based in New York. For 12 years, she was a staff photographer at the Boston Globe, and the Patriot Ledger in Quincy Massachusetts. She was a member of Contact Press Images from 1995 to 2008. Kim has covered conflicts all over the world, as well as worked on many in-depth issue-driven stories where intimate storytelling and giving a voice to her subjects through the camera remains important to her. Kim had received awards from the World Press Photo Foundation, named the Magazine Photographer of the Year (Pictures of the Year/NPPA), the Olivier Rebbot Award and the John Faber Award from the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), Visa D’or Award at Visa Pour L’image Festival (Perpignan, France), and the White House Press Photographers, Communication in Arts and Society for News Design. Kim also received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University and has served as a speaker at the Nieman Narrative Journalism Conference at Harvard University.


Melissa Lyttle Melissa Lyttle

has been a photojournalist for the St. Petersburg Times since 2005, where she is committed to documenting the lives of people in her community. Before working for the Times, Lyttle interned at newspapers in Florida, South Carolina and Michigan. A native of Florida, she began her career at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel after earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1999. Her work has been recognized by POYi, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Best of Photojournalism, the Southern Short Course, the Alexia Foundation and UNICEF. She is also the founder of APhotoADay, an online photo community comprised of over 1,250 members. Lyttle also runs the aphotoaday.org website and has contributed to the APAD blog almost daily since 2001.


Melissa Wiley Melissa Wiley

a graduate of Centre College in Danville, Ky, transitioned in 2004 from his training as a history teacher to a photojournalist. Part of this transition led him to spend two years in the photojournalism department at Western Kentucky University. At the end of his second year at WKU, Tim was accepted into the College of Fine Arts master’s degree program at the University of Florida, where he is currently located. Tim worked for MediaStorm, the Maine Media Workshops, The Mountain Workshops and the Appalachian Cultural Project. Now heading into his final year of the master’s program, Tim spends his time working on all things connected with multimedia storytelling and documentary practice.

Digital Tech: Ashley Wilkerson

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7. Yellow (A river runs through it)


Maura Foley Maura Foley

is a picture editor at The New York Times currently editing The City section. Previously she was the Picture Editor of People Magazine for seven years. She worked at Sports Illustrated as an associate photo editor covering the Olympics and special features. She began career at Duomo, an international sports photo agency. Foley was an editor on “A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces.” She was a co-curator of an exhibit of Sports Illustrated photos for the Newseum, New York. Foley has served as a judge for the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, Time Inc.’s Eise and Luce Awards. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop.


Deanna Fitzmaurice Deanna Fitzmaurice

is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer based in San Francisco. Her work was published in TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the NY Times Magazine, the London Sunday Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine and People Magazine. In her 18 years at the San Francisco Chronicle, she won the prestigious Casey Medal and the Associated Press’s Mark Twain Award, in addition to awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, California Press Photographers Association, and Atlanta Photojournalism Competition. Deanne was a finalist in 2005 for UNICEF’s “Photo of the Year” award. Her work was shown at Visa pour L’Image in Perpignan, France, the largest international photojournalism festival. She was a contract photographer for the bestselling Day in the Life books. In 2005, Deanne co-founded the camera bag company Think Tank Photo. In 2007, Deanne was named one of Microsoft’s prestigious Icons of Imaging. She earned a BFA in photography at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she was honored as a distinguished alumni.


Deidre Read Deirdre Read

started her photographic journey working freelance for her hometown newspaper, the Naperville Sun, and teaching photography to children in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, she moved to New York to pursue an internship in photo production at InStyle magazine and an internship at the Bathhouse Photo Studio in the winter of 2002. From 2003-2004 she served as First Assistant to photographer Eddie Adams, from 2004-2006, as an assistant photo editor at World Picture News and then moved to the Picture Desk at Time magazine. She currently works as a Supporting Picture Editor at Time.


Sonya Hebert Sonya Hebert

joined The Dallas Morning News as a staff photographer in 2007. Sonya was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature photography for the project “At the Edge of Life,” an empathetic look at dying patients navigating the end of life. Among other awards, Sonya also received the 2009 ASNE Community Service Photojournalism Award and the 2009 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Sonya’s photography and multimedia storytelling has been recognized in national contests such as Pictures of the Year International, the NPPA: Best of Photojournalism. Sonya was a student at the Eddie Adams Workshop Barnstorm XIX in 2006. Previously Sonya worked as an assistant director at the US Senate Press Photographers’ Gallery and received a B.A. in political science from Emory University.

Digital Tech: Jamie Bowman

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Samantha Box

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8. Tie Dye (40th anniversary of Wood Stock)


Jamie Wellford Jamie Wellford

 is the Sr International Photo Editor at Newsweek Magazine. He is also a curator and co-founder of SeenUnseen.org.


Carolyn Cole Carolyn Cole

is a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times, where she has spent fifteen years covering national and international news. Her goal is to make storytelling images that inform and affect viewers. Cole’s coverage of the civil crisis in Liberia won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. Carolyn is a two-time winner of the Robert Capa Medal for war photography from the Overseas Press Club of America -- for her work in Iraq and Liberia (2003) and her photographs of the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem (2002). She has earned four World Press awards and has also been named U.S. newspaper photographer of the year four times. Cole is currently based in New York.


Leah Latella Leah Latella

is the senior photo operations technician at Newsweek Magazine. Her variety of roles range from photo editor/researcher to archivist to blogger to digital workflow techie and is the official ‘go-to person’ of the department. While at Newsweek, she collaborated on projects that received top honors in World Press Photo, PDN, American Photography, and NPPA and has assisted in judging for the Overseas Press Club photo awards. A North Carolina native, she began her professional photo career as a New York Yankees photographer. She has a degree in Photojournalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Paul Meyers Paul Meyers

is a visual journalist and educator based in Ventura, CA. Paul is the founder of the VJ Multimedia Workshop and teaches across the Visual Journalism curriculum at Brooks Institute, including the yearly Brooks Institute International Documentary Project. Prior to his arrival at Brooks, Paul worked for publications including newspapers in Freeport, Il and Marysville, CA and El Andar, a bilingual magazine that covered cultural events and news issues concerning the Latino community. His photographic work focuses on daily life and religious expression. The latter is complimented by his studies at UC Santa Barbara where he received an MA in Religious Studies. Paul is the 2009 Photojournalism Fellow at the Mercury News in San Jose, CA.

Digital Tech: Jason Friedman

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Daniele Anastaion

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9. Light Green (The Sporting Life)


Brad Smith Brad Smith

is the Senior Sports Photo Editor for the New York Times. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BFA degree. He has worked as an editor for magazines, book publishing and newspapers for over 25 years in New York City, including ten years with Sports Illustrated. In between, he moved to Washington DC where he was the Photo Editor for the Clinton White House during their first term. He has worked on location as an editor for the Olympics, World Series, Super Bowls and many other sports events around the world.

Al Bello Al Bello

graduated from the University of New York at Stony Brook in 1989. In March of 1990 Al took a position with London Publishing followed by Getty images. Since Joining Getty, Al has become Chief Sports Photographer in North America on a talented staff and is assigned to cover sporting events and people in sport worldwide. Some of Al’s favorite events he has covered include several Super Bowls, World Series, and Stanley Cups. World events include The Pan Am, Asian, Goodwill and Commonwealth Games. He covered 3 Winter and 4 Summer Olympics Games. Al has been to 5 FINA Aquatic Championships. His Tennis favorites include the US, French Open, and Wimbledon. Al has also enjoyed covering World Cup Soccer. His favorite sport by far is boxing. Al has been to countless world title fights and boxing gyms in the last 20 years and has never tired of it. He has worked on editorial assignments for Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, Newsweek, Time Magazine, Maxim, The New York Times, and The LA Times. He has also worked on commercial assignments for Everlast, Canon, Discovery Channel, Bank of America, Sandisk, Speedo, The UFC, and Spike TV.


Suzy Allman Suzy Allman

is a New York City-based sports and news photographer from Syracuse, New York. She shoots sports and news regularly for The New York Times, and the list of other clients includes Conde Nast, Time magazine, Wall Street Journal, Getty Images, American Express, Ralph Lauren, Golf Digest, The New York Times, New York Magazine, and other national publications. She is equally comfortable shooting from the Yankees dugout, a helicopter over Manhattan, or the drifting MetLife Blimp. Her dream assignment is a time-travel adventure to Hoboken’s Elysian Field to shoot the Knickerbockers’ 23-1 defeat to the New York Base Ball Club in 1846.


Stephania Rouselle Stephania Rouselle

is a Franco-American multimedia journalist. During the past year, she has been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism where she is pursuing multimedia studies—contributing multimedia reports for the web site, missionlocal.org, which won a Webby. At Berkeley, she also worked with PBS/Frontline reporter Lowell Bergman to develop in-depth investigations of government bureaucracies and major corporations. The PBS/Frontline documentary called, Black Money, aired April 7. Before coming to Berkeley, she was working in Paris as an investigator at Eclectic Production. All documentaries she reported were broadcast primetime on French National Television. Rousselle has also contributed to French magazines and newspapers such as Le Figaro, Le Monde, Elle and Sud Ouest. She graduated from the French Press Institute in 2007 and holds a master’s degree in Modern History from the Sorbonne University.

Digital Tech: Geoffrey Rittenmeyer

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David Azia

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Nathan Weyland


10. Fuchia (American Stories)


Nancy Andrews Nancy Andrews

is the managing editor of the Detroit Free Press. Nancy’s duties have taken her into web site and digital management. She is part of the team that won the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Emmy Award for Outstanding Current News Coverage in 2007. Nancy, named newspaper photographer of the year while at The Washington Post, has authored two books and held an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Nancy was a student at the first workshop and has served on the board since 2000.


Jonathan Torgovnik Jonathan Torgovnik

was born in Israel, and graduated with a BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has been published in numerous International publications including Newsweek, Aperture, GEO, The Sunday Times Magazine, Stern, Paris Match, and Mother Jones among others. Torgovnik has been a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine since 2005, and is on the faculty of the International Center of Photography School in New York. He is the author of two books: Bollywood Dreams (Phaidon, 2003), and Intended Consequences (Aperture, 2009). He has received numerous honors such as The National Portrait Gallery Portrait Prize in the UK, The Open Society Institute’s Documentary photography Project Fellowship Distribution Grant, Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, and the ASMP/PDN Alfred Newman Prize. He has also awarded: World Press Photo, Picture Of The Year International, American Photography, Graphis, Communication Arts, and Photo District News. Torgovnik is also the co-founder of Foundation Rwanda (NGO), a secondary school education for children born of rape in Rwanda.


Chris Ramirez Chris Ramirez is a New York-based photographer whose pictures can be seen throughout the pages of The New York Times, most notably the Travel section, for which Chris has done more than 20 cover stories in the past seven years. Chris has produced multimedia for clients such as The Discovery Channel, AOL and Popular Mechanics.


Maisie Crow Maisie Crow

is a graduate student in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. Maisie won the 2009 Ian Parry Scholarship for her series, Love Me, and spent the summer as the photography intern at The Boston Globe. In August 2009 she recieved the Pierre and Alexanra Boulat Grant. This fall she is the multimedia producer intern at MediaStorm. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and studied for a semester at the Salt Institute of Documentary Studies. In 2007, she attended the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Digital Tech: Monica Loopossay

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