Bettina Stammen is currently a freelance photo editor and worked at publications including Vanity Fair, ESPN ‘the Magazine’, and Money Magazine. Until 2005 she was the founding photo editor for the school publishing division of Time Magazine which collaborated with publishing companies such as Glencoe and Harcourt. She worked on several book projects including “Girls Like Us” by Sheilla Weller, publicity tour photos for “Are We Rome?” by Cullen Murphy, and a biography of Alan Greenspan by Michael Sivy. Before heading to midtown in 1998 she worked as a full time editor for Ken Regan/Camera 5 and shot publicity stills for several independent movies and television shows including Larry King live.
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.
Martin Scholler is on a quest to photograph dozens of homeless teens for th do1thing project. His portraits offer a study of characters rather than personalities w
hile seeking to answer the basic question, what can you read in someone’s face?
Every week, Schoeller is called upon to capture portraits of the most recognized personalities of our time, from Britney Spears to President Bill Clinton. This German-born photographer spent the last seven years collecting this series of portraits, otherwise known as his “Big Heads.”
A few early portraits from the NYC Covenant House shoot.
James K. Colton is currently the photography editor for Sports Illustrated. He began his career in 1972 as the color picture editor for the Associated Press. Five years later he joined Newsweek as a senior photo editor for international news. In 1988, he became executive vice-president and general manager of Sipa Press in New York, before returning to Newsweek in 1992 as the director of photography.
He is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and is a mentor for J Camp, a national program that recruits talented high school students of color, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association. He was presented with the “Golden Career Award” at FotoFusion 2004 by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.
Kim Hubbard is the photography editor for Audubon Magazine. During her tenure, Audubon has been honored by American Photography, Communication Arts, PDN, SPD, and the Art Director’s Club, among others, and was a finalist for the ASME General Excellence honor in 2007. She has also served as a judge for Pictures of the Year and Communication Arts, and has led an Audubon photo expedition to Costa Rica and Panama. She has previously worked for Discover magazine and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as both photo editor and photographer. She contributed time as a volunteer photo editor for the “Here Is New York” documentary photo project after 9/11. She received her master’s degree in photojournalism from the Missouri School of Journalism.