Alan Chin For the past ten years photojournalist Alan Chin has covered conflicts in Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Middle East. In September of 2005 Chin made the first of many trips to photograph the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. He contributes reguarly to the New York Times, Newsweek, and Time Magazine. The New York Times nominated his Kosovo coverage for the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1999 and 2000. Alan is represented by The Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City and is a featured contributor to BagNewsNotes.
BEN GARVIN is a staff photographer and videographer for the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, People, US News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. He has been a featured speaker for the National Press Photographers Association and numerous universities including the University of Minnesota and MacAlestar College. His recognitions include 2007 Minnesota Photographer of the Year and 1st place awards in the National Press Photographers Association, the Minnesota and New England Press Photographers Associations, the Associated Press and the Society for Newspaper Design. He earned a degree in visual journalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology and, before moving to Minnesota, worked for the Christian Science Monitor in Boston and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. Mr. Garvin lives in South Minneapolis with his wife Jessica and two boys.
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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.
Kelli Grant is the U.S. Director for PixPalace; a subscriber based client server solution which enables independent photography agencies to have live feeds into multiple publications simultaneously. PixPalace also allows publications to introduce their own wire feeds, ftp’d images or libraries into the same user interface, therefore enabling them to search all sources with one click. PixPalace originated in France four years ago and has become extremely successful serving over 200 publications with images from 85 agencies on the French market. Prior to becoming the U.S. Director of PixPalace, Kelli was Manager of Quality Control at ARTstor.
You may recognize Kelli’s name from the 13 years she spent in the Photo Department of Newsweek magazine, first as a Photo Editor, and then as their Director of Photo Operations. During her time at Newsweek she covered such demanding events as seven Olympic Games, two Presidential Elections, 9/11, the March to Baghdad, and the death of Princess Diana. In addition, to her editing and logistics duties, Kelli co-designed the photo workflow, equipment tracking and image library systems that are still in place at Newsweek today.
A South Carolina native, Kelli attended Clemson University majoring in English with a Theatre minor with special studies in Architectural History and Design.
photo of Kelli Grant © Damien Donck
In his photographs we see people and historical events through the keen, alert eye of an eminent camera artist.”
. . . The Winds of War author Herman Wouk
David Hume Kennerly, a contributor for NBC News, has been shooting on the front lines of history for four decades. He has photographed eight wars, seven U.S. presidents, and has traveled to more than 140 countries along the way. He is an authentic global photographer, as much in his element in the desert covering combat as he is capturing dramatic and intimate behind-the-scenes photos of the world’s leaders in the corridors of power.
Kennerly was recently named, “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine, and last year was selected as the 2007, “Photography Person of the Year,” by Photo Media Magazine.
At age 25 Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War, and two years later was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer. He has also won the Overseas Press Club’s Olivier Rebbot Award for “Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad,” for his coverage of Presidents Reagan and Gorbachev’s historic summit meeting in Geneva. He also won first prizes in the World Press contest for his dramatic and powerful photos of the war Cambodia just before it fell to the Khmer Rouge.
He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy as executive producer of NBC’s, “The Taking of Flight 847,” and was writer and Executive Producer of a two-hour NBC pilot, “Shooter,” starring Helen Hunt, based on his Vietnam experiences. “Shooter” won the Emmy for “Outstanding Cinematography.” He is executive producer of the recent short documentary, “Portraits of a Lady,” starring former Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, which made the short list of films eligible for the 2008 Academy Award nominations.
Kennerly has been on the masthead of Time and John F. Kennedy, Jr’s George magazine, and was a contributing photographer for Life Magazine, and a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine for ten years. He has more than 50 major magazine covers to his credit, featuring photos of Ansel Adams, Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford, Deng Xiaoping, Anwar Sadat, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jonestown, The Clintons, John McCain, and many others.
Kennerly has published several books of his work, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, and in the year 2000, Kennerly traveled more than 250,000 miles to 38 states and seven countries for his fourth book, Photo du Jour: A Picture-a-Day Journey through the First Year of the New Millennium. Photo du Jour was selected as one of the best books of 2002 by American Photo Magazine, and the Smithsonian Institute exhibited photographs from the book in their Arts & Industry Building in Washington, D.C., one of the largest photographic shows ever mounted by them. He also worked on several, “Day in the Life,” book projects on The Soviet Union, America, The People’s Republic of China, and the United States Armed Forces.
His most recent book is Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Former First Lady Betty Ford said, “Extraordinary Circumstances is a wonderful record of the Ford Presidency. David Kennerly’s heart and soul are in this book.”
Award-winning photographer Doug Menuez said, “The range of images and perfect moments add up to a master class of great photojournalism, timeless, classic and relevant. It feels very emotional, intimate, and worlds away from our current super-posed, photo-op political culture. What is truly amazing is how easy Kennerly makes the photography look. … Extraordinary Circumstances fills an important gap in American history from a rare talent given a ringside seat, it is an incredible achievement.”
Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, the board of the Eddie Adams Photo Workshop, the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and a member of the advisory council, Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin. His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin, which is also the publisher of three of his books.
Kennerly is a Canon Explorer of Light, and exclusively uses their digital cameras for his work. The August issue of “pdn” features a full page Canon ad about one of his photos that runs on the inside back cover of the magazine.