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ASMP-WNY Presents

The Making of a National Geographic Story with David Doubilet and Michael Davis

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Please join ASMP-WNY and Syracuse University's Multimedia, Design and Photography Department at the NewhouseSchool, for an evening with world renown underwater photographer David Doubilet and picture editor Michael Davis, as they will discuss in detail the making of a National Geographic Magazine story.

David Doubilet has an long and intimate view of the sea. He is a contributing photographer and author for the National Geographic Magazine. Since his first assignment in 1969 he has become one of the most published living photographers in the history of the magazine, exploring the far corners of our water world from interior Africa, equatorial coral reefs, rich temperate seas to beneath the polar ice. He is considered a master of light who works in both color and black and white mediums and has been referred to as the "Audubon of the Sea". David considers photography a universal language that creates a visual voice for a fragile and silent world beneath the surface.

David is a Rolex Ambassador, feature columnist, contributing editor and author of many books about the sea. David is honored to be the recipient of the many prestigious awards, including: The Academy of Achievement Award, The Lennart Nilsson Award in Scientific Photography and The Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award. David was named a Contributing Photographer-in-Residence at the National Geographic, a NOGI Fellow and is a member of both the Royal Photographic Society, International Diving Hall of Fame and a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Mike Davis is the Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography at the Newhouse School - he teaches visual storytelling and runs the Alexia Foundation Grants. Mike also continues his work as an independent photography editor, working with visual journalists around the world to elevate their photography for portfolios, projects, gallery shows, books and contest and grant submissions. He has been a picture editor and visual leader at National Geographic magazine, the White House and several of America's leading newspapers. Davis was twice named newspaper picture editor of the year, and has edited the portfolios of several photographers who won Photographer of the Year titles. He has been a picture editor for more than 25 books and taught many workshops and judged scores of contests.

Davis has been on the faculty of various workshops, including the Missouri Workshop, Mountain People's workshop, Santa Fe Workshops, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Northern Short Course, New Zealand Photofest and Somos Foto in Ecuador and The Dominican Republic. Twice he's been a roving reviewer during Photolucida and he has lectured at a range of universities. Mike has judged Missouri's POYi several times, as well as many other photojournalism contests, and been a jury member of the W. Eugene Smith Grant, The RFK Journalism Awards, The Nikon Sabbatical and others. He hails from Tekamah, Nebraska.