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Julia Dean spent two decades as an international freelance photojournalist, concentrating on social issues, until opening a studio and school in Venice, California. Dean studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York and received a Master of Arts degree in Journalism at The University of Nebraska. Her photographic career began with an apprenticeship with Berenice Abbott, one of the first and most prominent female photographers of the 20th century. Subsequently, Dean worked for the Associated Press at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics and in New York with the Associated Press. Dean traveled to more than 20 countries while freelancing as a photographer and writer for numerous relief groups and publications. For the past 20 years, Dean has taught photography at such schools as The Maine Photographic Workshops; The University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Metro Community College in Omaha, Neb.; Oxford University, England; Los Angeles Valley College; Los Angeles Southwest College; and Santa Monica College. She now runs her own photography school in Venice called The Julia Dean Photo Workshops.
Dean's work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic Society, Parade, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic Monthly, Fortune, Photo District News, Camera & Darkroom, and many others. Dean's first children's book for Houghton Mifflin Co., A Year on Monhegan Island, was published in 1995. In 1996, the book was awarded the "Lupine Award," given annually by the Maine Library Association.
Dean is the director of JD&A (Julia Dean & Associates), a group of photographers selected to work together on issues of cultural, humanitarian and social concern. JD&A's current project, which involves 11 photojournalists is Child Labor and the Global Village: Photography for Social Change.
This team of journalists will photograph the lifeworlds of 11 child workers around the globe. The photographs and accompanying essays will be displayed in a traveling exhibit, a web site (www.childlaborphotoproject.org), a school curriculum, and a book.
The Fall 2008 issue of PhotoMedia Magazine featured Julia as Photography Person of the Year.
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Bert Fox joined the staff of the National Geographic Society Magazine as an illustrations editor in 1996. Fox worked for 14 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a picture editor. For the last nine years, he was picture editor and designer of the Sunday magazine.
While at the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Fox was named Picture Editor of the Year by the University of Missouri's Pictures of the Year competition five times and won "Best Use of Pictures" citations from POY on two occasions. He has also won Newspaper Picture Editor honors from POY for work done at the Medford (Oregon) Mail Tribune.
The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine specialized in publishing extended photographic essays dealing with subjects as wide-ranging as embattled Sarajevans and Philadelphia's Voodoo high priestess. In 1994, The Society of Newspaper Design awarded Best in Show to a photo essay Fox edited and designed, with photography by April Saul. The essay was a look at a modern family vainly trying to chase the American Dream while burdened by the financial realities of the 1990s.
Fox edited and designed Outside the Dream: Child Poverty in America with photography by Stephen Shames. Fox also has photo edited two "Day in the Life" books on Israel and Thailand.
Sarah Bachman / La Honda, CA
Sarah Bachman (S. L. Bachman) is a writer and editor who writes for popular media and academic and policy-oriented audiences. She has worked in three countries (United States, Bangladesh, Japan) and reported from five others for the Associated Press, the Yomiuri Shimbun, The (Portland) Oregonian, The (Everett, WA) Herald, and San Jose Mercury News, where she was an editorial writer specializing in foreign affairs. Her freelance writing has appeared in publications such as the Los Angeles Times, (Long Island) Newsday, The Far Eastern Economic Review, and U.S. News & World Report. She has won awards and grants from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Overseas Press Association of America, and InterAction, the largest coalition United States-based non-governmental relief agencies. She has taught at University of California, Berkeley, and conducted research at Stanford and Santa Clara universities. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, a certificate in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, where she was a Gannett Fellow, and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.
Nick Madigan / Los Angeles, CA
Nick Madigan is a staff correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, based in Baltimore, Maryland. He was previously a West Coast correspondent under contract to The New York Times, a position he held from 2001 until 2005.
Madigan was born in New York City and raised in Spain. He attended boarding schools in England. Madigan returned to the United States in 1974 to attend the University of Wisconsin, where he later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. His career began with a four-year stint as an editorial assistant at The New York Times. In 1982, Madigan became a Caribbean correspondent for United Press International, covering events in Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere in the region. Madigan was UPI’s lead writer on the U.S. invasion of Grenada in October 1983, for which he received an award from the Puerto Rico branch of the Overseas Press Club. Madigan also worked as a staff reporter for The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Fla., The Outlook in Santa Monica, Calif., and Variety in Los Angeles, and continued his freelance contributions to The New York Times throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Madigan received an award from the Florida Press Club for his eight-page special section on the aftermath of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake and a first-place deadline-writing award from the same organization for his stories about Haiti’s struggle for democracy after the fall of the Duvaliers in 1986. He shared awards for stories about the 1987 shopping mall massacre in Palm Bay, Fla., the 1993 Malibu, Calif., floods and the O.J. Simpson case in 1995.
He has contributed to The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, The Miami Herald, The Miami News, Conde Nast Traveler and Il Giornale, in Milan, among other publications.
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