I was just featured in the Winter 2008 Bulletin of the American Society of Media Photographers. The ASMP “was founded in 1944 to promote high professional and artistic standards in photography and to further the professional interests of its membership….” They also added a Q&A with me featuring with an assortment of my favorite personal photojournalism photographs on their website . The online profile leads with this picture of a dragonfly. This is still one of my favorite photographs I’ve taken to date. This was my first picture published at The Naples Daily News with the help of my Director of Photography Judy Lutz, who took a chance and ran this five columns wide (the newspaper is six columns wide total) on the front of the Local page the next day. I knew I was at a great newspaper when I saw them take a risk and put a bug out front that was five-columns wide! The environment is a very important issue in Southwest Florida.
This all came about because I was accepted to be a student at one of photojournalism’s most prestigious workshops, The Eddie Adam’s Workshop in October 2007. It was started 25 years ago by Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Eddie Adams to connect the best photojournalists and editors in the world with the best and brightest students and young working professionals in the world. Adams took the indelible photograph of the the police chief general executing a Vietcong prisoner in Saigon. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1969. Learn more about Adams here.