For over a decade, Norah has been fortunate enough to find herself immersed in all things photographic from being behind the lens as a photographer and studio manager to being in front of the client as a photographer’s representative to dealing with new business to actually working on final layout and retouching. Having sat in a variety of seats has afforded her a discerning eye; a way of seeing beyond the ordinary to envision the extraordinary; in essence, a way of seeing beyond the clutter of mediocrity and finding the diamond in the rough.
Couple that with a finer understanding of business management and day-to-day agency dealings and its easy to see why she can understand, relate and communicate effectively with both the creative and client-side. Norah’s multi-tasking approach to a project is highlighted by composure and grace, even under the tightest of deadlines.
Norah’s combination of experience and enthusiasm infuses every project with a sense of confidence. Her balanced and focused approach to all creative assignments results in a positive experience that always exceeds clients expectations. She brings an amazing upbeat energy that turns challenges into workable solutions.
Norah is a DC native and has lived in Boca Raton for the last 8 years with her two wonderful children. She works with numerous non-profits and has a passion for documentary photography that evokes social awareness. She is available for assignments in South Florida and for limited travel. Her body of work includes fine art photography, documentaries, portraits, fashion, head shots, event coverage and sports.
Norahs fine art work posses an a wonderfully intimate, meditative style while often using a small depth of field, her photos offer a glimpse in to another world that often goes unobserved by the clutter and distraction of every day life.
Norah teaches photography classes thru the Palm Beach County Continuing Education Department and is a member of Professional Photographers of America, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, The Junior League of Boca Raton, The Boca Raton Art Museum, and Artist Guild and Art Serve.
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Mary Schilpp is an award-winning photographer with 25 years of experience in creative photography. Mary studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she received her BFA in photography. Since then, her photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Women, TENNIS and USTA Magazine. Corporate clients include Fuji Photo Film USA, Marriott, Nasdaq-100, Nike, PGATOUR, and USTA. She has won numerous awards, including a PICTURES OF THE YEAR (POY award) in the magazine image category, as well as a NATJA (North American Travel Journalist) award.
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Chris Faytok has worked as a photographer for the Newark Star Ledger since 1996. He has covered major sporting events all over the world including the summer and winter Olympic Games, numerous World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, NBA Finals, World Cup Soccer, college bowl games and Super Bowls. He has won National awards including the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism and the National Headliners Awards. Chris lives with his wife Kristen and daughter Addison in Fords, NJ.
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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.
Carmine Galasso is a staff photographer at New Jersey’s The Record newspaper where he has won many awards for his portraiture and long-term projects. His work has taken him on assignment to Malaysia, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland, India and Kenya. In 2007, he published Crosses with Trolley Books. The monograph is a series of black and white portraits and interviews with survivors of clergy sexual abuse photographed across the United States. Photo District News named it one of the best books of 2007.
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G.J. “Gerry” McCarthy has been a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News since 2007. Before joining the paper, he worked at the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune and The Paris (Texas) News. A south Texas native, he is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas, where he studied journalism. Gerry lives in Dallas with his wife, Michelle, and their two cats. When asked nicely, he can randomly quote obscure lines from the first eight or nine seasons of “The Simpsons.”
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Based in Austin, Texas, Kristina has been a scientific illustrator and graphic designer for over 20 years. Her first love being science, she’s been with the University of Texas for 18 years, first in Biological Sciences and now in Biomedical Engineering.
Her work has appeared in countless scientific trades such as Scientific American, Nature, and Science. And prestigiously landed the cover of Systematic Biology in 2004. She has 2 books to her name, “Biodiversity of Insect Flight” and “Analysis of Biological Developmental”, and will be adding another in the spring, working with Bern Leisler from the Max Plank Institute of Ornithology.
She is sister to award-winning freelance photographer Erich Schlegel. Both siblings were born and raised throughout Latin America, fortunate enough to call Mexico, Colombia, Panama, and now the US home. Her summers are spent at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Gamboa, Panama.
Outside of work, Kristina volunteers her time to numerous organizations. She serves as the AIA Homes Tour Chair, Surfrider Executive Committee Volunteer Coordinator, and UT Center for Students in Recovery Advisory Board.
Justin Ide is an award winning photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts, and he has over fifteen years of photojournalism experience, and has been published in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other international newspapers. He got his start at a small paper in West Virginia, eventually becoming a staff photographer at The Boston Herald. He is presently working as the Assistant Director, Photography at the Office of News & Public Affairs at Harvard University.
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Christina Koci Hernandez was a staff photojournalist at the San Francisco Chronicle from 1997-2007.
Her publications include: New Yorker, New York Times, Newsweek, Editor and Publisher, Zoom, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Among her numerous honors include: Hasselblad Masters: Finalist
Texas Photographic Society
Photographer of the Year: Society of Professional Journalists
Ernst Haas Award: Finalist
William Randolph Hearst Eagle Award
National Hearst Journalism Awards Championship: second place
Greg Robinson Memorial Scholarship: First Place
Film: Bee Season, documentary photographer Private Collections: Juliette Binoche, Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Max Minghella
Photojournalist Erich Schlegel just left The Dallas Morning News where he was Senior Staff Photographer since 1988. Based in Austin, Texas, Erich is now pursuing a successful freelance career. Erich has also worked at The Brownsville Herald and The Corpus Christi-Caller Times.
Born in Monterrey, Mexico, he lived throughout Latin America before moving to Texas in 1973. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in business with an emphasis in international business. While at The News , Erich has covered nine Olympic Games, three Super Bowls, conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Albania, Zaire, and Sri Lanka. However, he favors assignments in Latin America where he has covered stories in Cuba, Mexico, and Central America. Erich has won awards in World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, Society of Newspaper Design, APME, and other national and regional competitions.