Making a living (workers in their work environment): The competition theme this month is to convey the sense of making a living by creatively presenting workers in their work environment.
Our guest speaker and competition judge for tonight is Stanley Leary. Stanley is a freelance photographer based Atlanta, GA. His international assignments have taken him to Burkina Faso, France, Ghana, Haiti, Mexico and Ontario. Stanley’s extensive US assignments cover most states including Hawaii. His work has appeared in magazines around the world.
Currently he is shooting recruitment materials for colleges, serving as Visual Consultant for Chick-fil-A, doing corporate photography and covering assignments for Associated Press New York. Black Star is his agency.
He received a M. A. in Communications from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B. S. in Social Work form East Carolina University.
Prior to freelancing Stanley worked as a staff photographer for The Hickory Daily Record in Hickory, NC and for The Commission magazine in Richmond, VA. He was a staff photographer for Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta for nine years.
Stanley loves to share his expertise and teaches widely. He has taught photography and the business of photography at such diverse places as University of The Nations in Hawaii, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA, Berry College in Georgia, Portfolio Center in Atlanta and at Dallas Baptist University. He has been a guest lecturer at World Journalism Institute and the Southwestern Photojournalist Conference in Fort Worth, Art Institute of Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the ASMP and the Southeastern Photographic Society.
Stanley is married to Dorie Griggs and they have three children.
Click here for a 2 minute overview of what Stanley does in photography.
Click here for article written by Stanley for Christians in Photojournalism newsletter.
Click here for article written about Stanley's work for Shutterbug Magazine.