Pulitzer-Prize winner, Jay Dickman's career has spanned a multitude of experiences, including three months living in a stone-age village in Papua New Guinea, a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear attack sub (both these for National Geographic), and aboard a sinking boat on the Amazon. With more than twenty-five assignments for the National Geographic Society, Jay has taught workshops for Santa Fe Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, Photography at the Summit and American Photo Mentor Series. Jay and his wife, Becky, are founders of the First Light Workshop series, having hosted workshops in Spain, Scotland, France, Italy, the Chesapeake, and Wyoming.
One of the first women photographers to work for National Geographic, Griffiths has photographed in more than a hundred countries. She worked on dozens of magazine and book projects for the National Geographic Society, including stories on Lawrence of Arabia, Baja California, New Zealand, and Jerusalem. She has won numerous awards and has authored a number of books including the National Geographic book, Simply Beautiful Photographs. In addition, Annie is deeply committed to photographing for aid organizations around the world. She is the Executive Director of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of photographers who document the programs that are empowering women and girls in the developing world, especially as they deal with the devastating effects of climate change.
Ralph Lee Hopkins
Santa Fe-based photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins is the founder and director of the Expedition Photography program for the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic alliance. For more than 20 years he has traveled the world leading expeditions from the Arctic to Antarctica and points in between. Back on land, he is a lecturer with the National Geographic Traveler digital seminar series and teaches workshops for National Geographic Expeditions, Arizona Highways, and Santa Fe Workshops. An inspiring teacher, Ralph's enthusiasm for the creative aspects of photography is contagious and is chronicled in his most recent book, Nature Photography: Documenting the Wild World.
Aaron Huey is a photojournalist who freelances regularly for The National Geographic magazines, Harper's, The New Yorker, the Smithsonian magazine, the New York Times, GEO and dozens of others. He is also a Contributing Editor (photographer) for Harper's magazine. Huey is widely known for his 3,349 mile, solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage. They walked every step. Following the walk Huey took a 2 1/2 year hiatus from shooting photos to build an artist in residence program (Hueyhaus), from the ground up, on the Pecos River east of Santa Fe.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based photographer Catherine Karnow seems destined to have travel and photo-journalism at the center of her life. She studied photography in high school, and graduated Brown University with honors degrees in Comparative Literature and Semiotics. Karnow has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; Russian "Old Believers" in Alaska; Greenwich, Connecticut high society; and an Albanian farm family. In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu.
Bob Krist is a works regularly on assignment for magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and Islands. These assignments have taken him to all seven continents and have won awards in the Pictures of the Year, Communication Arts, and World Press Photo competitions. During his work, he has been stranded on a glacier in Iceland, nearly run down by charging bulls in southern India, and knighted with a cutlass during a Trinidad voodoo ceremony. He won the title of "Travel Photographer of the Year" from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008. Bob's books include In Tuscany (Broadway Books, NY), which features 270 pages of his photographs of the region and is collaboration with author Frances Mayes. It spent a month on the New York Times bestseller list. He teaches photo workshops for the Maine and Santa Fe Photo Workshops, National Geographic Expeditions, and Linblad Expeditions.
Award-winning photographer specializing in nature, Melford captures the incredible landscapes and vistas of the world. His mission is to share the natural wonders of the world with others in the hopes we might preserve it for future generations. Although his assignments for National Geographic have taken him to almost every continent—his favorites have been photographing in the U.S. where he covered 14 National Parks for a major feature story, Places We Must Save. He has won numerous awards for photography including the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Photography. He also teaches a number of photo workshops including National Geographic Traveler's Photography Seminars throughout the U.S.
Jim Richardson has spent the last 25 years traveling the world for the National Geographic Society. Since his first story appeared National Geographic Magazine in 1984 he has also been named a contributing editor for National Geographic Traveler and become one of the most productive contemporary photographers with more than 40 stories published. Besides traveling around the world five times and photographing the Arctic and Antarctic (this year alone), he is also known for his documentary photography of small-town life, looking for the memorable and precious wherever he goes. CBS Sunday Morning has profiled his work twice, as did ABC's Nightline. And he is widely known as a speaker and workshop teacher.
Award-winning nature photographer, Soloway's photographs are an expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth's wild places. Former positions in educational workshop design, wilderness program development, and custom fine photographic printing have further honed his expertise. In 1998, Eddie was the first recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Today he divides his time between making fine-art prints, teaching, speaking on creativity and the photographic life, and furthering photographic publishing projects. He is the author of the book, One Thousand Moons, and the instructional DVD, A Natural Eye Workshop.
As Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic Traveler magazine, Dan Westergren is responsible for the magazine's photographic vision. While under his watchful eye, National Geographic Traveler has won numerous awards for photography. Besides photo editing, Dan is an accomplished photographer who has photographed a variety of articles for Traveler magazine. He particularly enjoys cold, high places, having photographed the summits of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Blanc, and the Matterhorn for the pages of Traveler. He is also an experienced teacher, having led workshops for National Geographic Expeditions in places such as Santa Fe, New Mexico, Tuscany, Italy, Baja, Mexico, Antarctica and the Arctic.
Award-winning photographer specializing in the remote corners of the globe and the cultures that inhabit them, Nevada's journeys have taken her throughout Southeast Asia, India, China, Nepal, Africa, New Zealand, Central Asia, Mongolia, South America and other obscure regions of the world. Her work is represented for licensing by Getty and Corbis. Nevada has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: NG Adventure, Geo, Islands, National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Outside, and Smithsonian. She is a Fellow of The Explorer's Club, a member of the Society of Woman Geographers and was featured in a Northwest Airlines international television and print ad campaign.
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