School of Communications (COM,JOUR)
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting
Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA
Industry-standard training in video production, video post-production, graphic arts
Pulitzer finalist photojournalist and videographer with the San Francisco Chronicle for more than 30 years, accomplished in all aspects of video/still production and editing using Final Cut Pro and other video editing software on a Mac OSX platform.
Daily feature, sports, and documentary news photography involving stills and video production. All work edited for print and web publication in the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper and its online portal, SFGate. Currently posting a daily photo blog on SFGate, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
As a photojournalist for the San Francisco Chronicle for 30 years, I published thousands of news, sports and feature photographs, often under daily deadlines, and won numerous photography awards, including a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. I’ve covered stories throughout Northern California and abroad, such as the tsunami in Sri Lanka, political turmoil in Northern Ireland and gypsies in Romania. I’ve also photograph and edited videos on a wide variety of topics, ranging from bald eagles to Japanese internment camps.
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI: Instructor, Photojournalism (undergraduate program), 1991-present
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA: Instructor, Photojournalism (MFA program), 2003-present
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA: Staff Photojournalist, 1980-2010
Mystical San Francisco (2006): Mystical San Francisco, a 128-page hardcover book of my photographs accompanied by Herb Caen’s columns, published by the San Francisco Chronicle Press in 2006.
Type: Books of original scholarship–author/co-author
Keywords: Photography, San Francisco, images, feature, Bay Area, feature, California, scenics, ocean, bridge, city
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombs (1992 -1998): Long-term photo documentaries on a variety of subjects including survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs, life in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district and street children in the Haight Ashbury.
W. Eugene Smith Award finalist (1998): Documenrary feature of the run-away street children of the Haight-Ashbury San Francisco.
California Press Photographer of the Year (1992): Documentary feature of Life in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.
Bay Area Press Association Photographer of the Year, (1992): Documantary feature on the Children of Romania after the revolution of 1990
Nikon Sabbatical Award (1992): Feature Documentary of Manhood in Northern California—funded by the Nikon Sabbatical awards