For over twenty-five years I worked worked as a freelance photojournalist for major news media worldwide. From my base in New Orleans I photographically documented the news of the world for TIME, Life, Newsweek, the New York Times, Der Spiegler, and the London Times as well as many other major publications.
As a photojournalist I had quite a diversity of work. Whether it was the “Sex in New Orleans” coverage for Playboy Magazine, my coverage of presidential candidate Jimmy Carter for Newsweek, the extended (14 page) essay on bullfighting for Sports Illustrated, or Tennessee Williams for People Magazine, I have met the needs of publications worldwide. During this time I specialized in covering Central America as well as the American South. My work was represented worldwide by GAMMA/Liaison agency in Paris and New York.
Since coming in from active photojournalism I obtained my advanced degree in Journalism from the University of Alabama in order to go into higher education. I am an Emeritus professor of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. My specialties include media law and ethics and visual journalism. I co-authored (with Paul Martin Lester) VISUAL JOURNALISM , published by Allyn & Bacon, Boston.
I am represented locally by A Gallery for Fine Photography.