About the Project
Photographer Bios
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Photo Exhibition

The Boeing Company

100 of the world's great civilian photojournalists
25 of the best military photographers

Selected Biographies:
[See complete photographer list]

Eddie Adams
In the course of his 40-plus year career, Eddie Adams has served as a Marine, covered 13 wars, and won more than 500 national and international awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for his world-famous photo of a North Vietnamese execution. For the past 20 years he has been a special correspondent for Parade.

P.F. Bentley
A longtime Time-magazine photographer, P.F. Bentley has covered every presidential campaign and photographed every serious presidential contender since 1980. His numerous awards and honors include first place in the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year Competition in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1995, and 1996.

Dudley Brooks
Winner of the 1998 Pictures of the Year Award of Excellence, Dudley Brooks has been with The Washington Post since 1983. He is the co-director of the 1992 book and exhibition project Songs of My People, which documented the African-American community through newly commissioned work from 53 African-American photographers.

David Burnett
A co-founder of Contact Press Images, David Burnett has worked in more than 75 countries over the course of his three-decade career. His awards include Magazine Photographer of the Year from the Pictures of the Year Competition, the World Press Photo of the Year, and the Robert Capa Award from the Overseas Press Club.

David Doubilet
The world's most renowned underwater photographer, David Doubilet has photographed more than 40 stories for National Geographic. He recently published a book, Pacific: An Undersea Journey, which is a compilation of 25 years of underwater photography.

Al Diaz
Miami Herald staff photographer Al Diaz was part of the Herald team that won the Pulitzer Prize Public Service award for coverage of Hurricane Andrew. Diaz has been twice recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, with Best in Show and first place awards for pictures, sports, and features.

John Ficara
Award-winning editorial photographer John Ficara is the 2001 winner of the NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant. He covered the White House for Newsweek through five presidential campaigns and four administrations and has produced 26 cover images for Newsweek, as well as covers for a variety of international magazines.

Ruth Fremson
Ruth Fremson was part of the AP team that won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography covering the Clinton impeachment. She began her photojournalism career at The Washington Times and she joined the staff of The New York Times in 2000.

Lauren Greenfield
Lauren Greenfield's photographs have been published widely in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, Harper's, Time, Life, National Geographic, among others. She has been the recipient of several major awards and grants, including the 1997 ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer, the Nikon Sabbatical Grant, and the 1999 Hasselblad Grant. She recently joined the VII photo agency.

C. W. Griffin
Griffin spent seven years as a special missions combat photographer, and he was the first black photographer to win Military Photographer of the Year for all branches of the armed forces. In July of 1983 he joined the staff of The Miami Herald. His work has appeared on the covers of both The African Americans and Florida Hurricane and Disaster 1992.

Carol Guzy
Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Guzy began her career at the Miami Herald. Since 1988 she has been a staffer at The Washington Post. She has also garnered three Photographer of the Year awards in the National Press Photographers' annual contest.

Ron Haviv
A founder of the VII photo agency and a contract photographer for Newsweek, Ron Haviv has earned several World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, and Overseas Press Club awards, as well as the Leica Medal of Excellence.

David Hume Kennerly
A former personal photographer for Gerald Ford, Kennerly won a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his coverage of the Vietnam War. His storied career has included stints at Time, Newsweek, Life, and UPI and has taken him on assignment to more than 125 countries.

Douglas Kirkland
Working for Look and Life magazines, and shooting on the sets of more than 100 motion pictures, Kirkland has photographed a galaxy of stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and John Wayne. He has published several books, including Light Years and Icons, and his work is part of the permanent collection at the Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

Brian Lanker
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Brian Lanker has received numerous international awards for his work in Life and Sports Illustrated magazines. Lanker is perhaps best known for his book of portraits entitled I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, which is currently in its 14th printing.

Joe McNally
Renowned photojournalist Joe McNally has been honored four times by World Press Photo, twice by Pictures of the Year, and with an Alfred Eisenstaedt Eisie Award.

Faces of Ground Zero, his recent exhibition of portraits made with a giant Polaroid camera in the wake of 9/11, toured the country after an opening at Grand Central Station, and was published as a book by Little Brown.

Larry Price
Larry Price a is two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winner for his work covering the 1980 Liberian coup and the 1983 civil wars in Angola and El Salvador. His other numerous awards include the World Press Photo. He now serves as assistant managing editor for photography at the Denver Post.

Dick Swanson
Over the course of his five-decade career, Dick Swanson has photographed the Vietnam War for Life magazine and the White House for Life magazine, shot more than 500 assignments for Time-Life, and more than 400 for The Washington Post. His numerous awards include World Press, National Press Photographers Association, the White House Press Photographers' Association and the Page One award, to name just a handful of his accomplishments.

David Turnley
David Turnley has more than 20 years' experience as a photojournalist. In 1989 he received the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square, and revolutions in Eastern Europe. He has also won the Robert Capa Award, has twice been the recipient of the World Press Picture of the Year Award, and has garnered five Overseas Press Club Photographer of the Year Awards.

Peter Turnley
Peter Turnley has photographed nearly every major news event of international significance in the past fifteen years, and his photographs have illustrated the cover of Newsweek more than forty times. A 2000 Harvard Nieman fellow, Peter Turnley has won international awards including the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, and numerous awards and citations from World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year.


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