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An Evening With Joe McNally (no host)

Must register for this free event via Julia Dean's website.

The Julia Dean Photo Workshops, 755 Seward St, Los Angeles , CA 90038

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 60 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, and Men’s Journal. He has been at various times in his career a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated, a staff photographer at LIFE, and, currently, an ongoing 25 year contributor to the National Geographic, shooting numerous cover stories for those publications. Joe was listed by American Photo as one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography and described by the magazine as “perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today”. He has been honored as a member of Kodak-PDN Legends Online, as well as being a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens. In 2010, he was voted as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade in an industry wide Photo District News survey.

McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalist Impact for a LIFE coverage titled “The Panorama of War.” He has also been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. In the aftermath of 9/11, McNally, using the world’s only life size Polaroid camera, created a project called “Faces of Ground Zero,” which traveled through 2002, became a book, and helped generate approximately $2 million dollars for the relief effort. It is considered by many museum and art professionals to be one of the most important artistic endeavors to evolve from the 9/11 tragedy. His fine art work is represented by the Monroe Gallery of Santa Fe, and his prints are in numerous collections, most significantly the National Portrait Gallery of the United States.

He shot the first all digital coverage in the history of the National Geographic, called “The Future of Flying,” a 32-page cover story commemorating the the centennial observance of the Wright Brothers’ flight. The coverage was deemed noteworthy enough that it has been incorporated into the archives of the Library of Congress.

McNally has written several books, two of which, The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries, cracked Amazon’s top ten list of best sellers. His advertising and commercial clients include FedEx, Sony, Nikon, Land’s End, General Electric, MetLife, Adidas, American Ballet Theater, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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  • Ysa

    I believe Joe McNally's work is also represented in the Annenberg's latest exhibit through June 2nd.

    May 11, 2013

  • Christian

    One of the BEST lectures I've ever attended.. I enjoyed Joe's stories and great images as well as his easy and wonderful humor.. What a great night! Thank you to Julia Dean for hosting this event and a BIG thank you to YSA for posting this in the first place: I would never have known about it otherwise.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Suzanne

    He was great...inspiring and funny and real.

    1 · May 10, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Yeah...if I were Joe in the audience I'd probably roll my eyes too...

    May 10, 2013

  • Nesty C.

    Inspiring and reassuring. Joe reminded me of the main reason I shoot.: to visually tell a story. Such a talented, humble and grounded man. I love this meetup!

    May 9, 2013

  • Ron C.


    May 9, 2013

  • Davidia

    So sorry. Can't make it tonight. Hopefully, next time.

    May 9, 2013

  • SunnyDE

    Sorry I can't make it.

    May 9, 2013

  • Homero

    see you there

    May 9, 2013

  • Edwardleegee

    Using digital techniques, I illustrated my new book, Faith, A Lion's Healing Journey Back To Innocence: Lessons On Forgiveness. I am always looking forward to expanding my creativity--and I am well overdue for getting a new camera, since I currently use an antique Olympus with severe limitations.

    May 8, 2013

  • Rodney Kerwin N.

    Sorry I just signed up for this before realising I have dental surgery the next day. SOrry I shall not be able to attend.

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can not attend on May 9th. Would like to know if this event will be repeated and where when. Thank you Robert

    May 1, 2013

    • Ysa

      Sine it's sponsored by the Julia Dean workshops, I'd check their online schedule of classes and events. Hope to see you at another meetup.

      May 4, 2013

  • Dennis C.

    Would love to attend.

    May 4, 2013

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