Act Three

I am looking for collaborative projects in picture editing, design, exhibits, books, and video.

I am looking for new ways to use photography and extend visual storytelling, especially with complex topics that need clarity. My 40-year career reflects a dedication to visual content and its presentation in newspapers, books, exhibits and magazines. Since retiring, I have consulted with a number of clients, but most of my time has been spent on a personal project on rising seas, visiting locations that will be under water by the end of the century. I call it the Five-foot Road Trip. 

I was creative director of National Geographic magazine for 10 years, charged with the design and art in National Geographic Society’s flagship publication. I led the push into the magazine's digital space with National Geographic’s award-winning iPad app. National Geographic was recognized with 23 National Magazine Awards during the 10 years I was there with Chris Johns as editor-in-chief. These prizes are considered the Academy Awards of the magazine industry and include four General Excellence Ellies, four Best Tablet Edition Ellies, three Photography Ellies, and Magazine of the Year in 2012. The magazine and individual projects have been recognized numerous times by the Society of Illustrators, Society of News Design, Malofiej, the Society of Publication Designers, and Pictures of the Year International.



• Picture Editor of the Year, 3 times, Pictures of the Year: once for newspaper editing (Columbia Daily Tribune), twice for newspaper magazines (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Best Use of Photographs, Newspapers, Twice, Pictures of the Year (Columbia Daily Tribune)

• Two gold medals and multiple silver from Society of News Design (SND) for design.

• Multiple awards from SND, Society of Publication Design and Society of Illustrators for art direction on various projects and covers, and for the tablet edition of National Geographic

• MIN Online Hall of Fame 2014.

• College Photographer of the Year, Pictures of the Year. Ohio Newspaper Photographer of the Year, Ohio Newspaper Photographers Association.






The Five-Foot Road Trip

Under water by 2100


North Carolina's Inner and Outer Banks today and possibly in 2100 after 5 to 6 feet of rising sea levels.

Ocean City Pier in Maryland

Ocean City Pier in Maryland