Michael has built an excellent reputation as an instructor and photo trip leader, teaching photography through the National Geographic, giving one-day seminars around the country, and onboard the various ships that NG has stationed around the world. His first photo expedition with Visionary Wild is to New Zealand’s south island, focus of a March 2014 feature article for National Geographic magazine.
Born in New York 1950
Studied Photography at Syracuse University, Graduated 1973
Moved to New York City to pursue Career in Photography 1977
Contributing Photographer to LIFE Magazine, 1981
Worked for many publications including cover articles for :
Newsweek, Time, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, Geo, Travel & Leisure,
Travel Holiday, National Geographic Traveler, Coastal Living, Adventure Magazine.
Contributing Photographer to National Geographic Traveler, 1998
Began work for National Geographic Magazine (yellow magazine) 2003. First assignment: Acadia National Park.
Just completed 19th assignment for National Geographic Magazine.
POYi-1st Place Features Nature/Science
World Press Images Photos of the Year
International Center of Photography
New York Art Director’s Club
Communication Arts Photo Annual
Graphis Photo Annual
The Missouri School of Journalism
Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Photography
Caribbean Tourism Award for Best Magazine Photographer
New England: Land of Scenic Splendor (National Geographic)
The Emerald Realm (National Geographic)
Canada’s Incredible Coasts (National Geographic)
National Geographic Guide to New England
National Geographic Guide to Alaska
National Geographic Guide to San Diego
The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America
Classic Photographs (Life)
Big Sky Country (Rizzoli)
Treasures of Alaska (National Geographic)
Hidden Alaska-Bistol Bay and Beyond (National Geographic)
A Day in the Life of Japan ( Collins )
A Day in the Life of America ( Collins )
Expertise is in shooting the wonders of travel and nature and the people who occupy that landscape. An enthusiastic teacher of photography, with a great sense of humor.