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Jeff Widener

Jeff Widener

Pulitzer Nominated Photographer

Germany & Los Angeles

Category: Pulitzer Nominated Photographer

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Jeff Widener is an American photojournalist best known for his now famous image of a lone man confronting a column of tanks during the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising for which he received a Pulitzer Prize jury nomination. The “Tank Man” picture has repeatedly circled the globe (except in China where it is banned) and is now widely held to be one of the most recognized photographs in history. America On Line (AOL) selected it as one of the top ten most famous images of all time.

 

At age seven, Jeff became infatuated with cameras after Life Magazine photographer Leigh Wiener made some family portraits from 1962 to 1964. Photography soon became an obsession, and at age 15, Widener worked an underage night shift job at a fast food hamburger chain in Northridge, California to afford his first Nikon camera.

 

Widener made a difficult decision in his senior year and changed high schools to attend Reseda High School in the Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley where legendary photography instructor Warren King supervised the budding young photographer. That year, Jeff won the 1974 Kodak/Scholastic National Photography Scholarship beating 8000 students from across the United States. The award included an African safari to Kenya and Tanzania. The eye opening experience propelled Widener to a career in photojournalism.

 

Widener’s first newspaper job was on the small circulation Whittier Daily News News in California where President Richard Nixon was born. He later worked on the Las Vegas Sun, Nevada, the Evansville Press, Indiana and the Miami News. At age 24, Jeff accepted a highly coveted foreign correspondent posting as a photographer with United Press International in Brussels, Belgium. In 1989 Widener was named the Associated Press Southeast Asia Picture Editor in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Through the years, Widener has covered major news stories in over 100 countries from the Gulf War to ethnic fighting in Northern Sri Lanka. Other assignments included Khmer Rouge fighting in Cambodia, Pope John Paul II visit to Papua New Guinea and the 1988 and 1996 Olympics. In 1995, Widener was the first photojournalist to file digital images from the South Pole.

 

During his career, Widener has received numerous awards and citations including the prestigious DART award from Columbia University. He has also been recognized by The Overseas Press Club, New York Press Club, Columbia University, Missouri, The National Headliner Award, Harry Chapin Award, Atlanta Photojournalism, Best of Photojournalism, The Scoop Award in France and was the first non Italian to win the Chia Award in Italy. Widener has also held lectures at the Brilliant Minds Conference in Madrid, Harvard University, Ohio University, Utah State, The University of Hawaii, Hong Kong University, The Royal Geographical Society to name a few. Interviews include The PBS Charlie Rose Show, MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show, CNN Anderson Cooper Show, Time Magazine, New York Times, BBC, CBS, VOA, ABC and many more.

Alan Weissman

Alan Weissman

Photographer

11419 Decente Ct

Studio CIty, CA 91604

Category: Photographer

t: 818-766-9797

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http://www.alanweissman.com

Alan Weissman has established himself as one of Los Angeles' foremost photographers.

 

He has been a working professional photographer for over 28 years. Alan and his photography have been featured on CNN, ABC News, The E! Channel, The FX Channel, How to Look Good Naked, Japanese Fuji Television, and on the German show Mission Hollywood. Alan has also worked shooting celebrity portraits for The Bravo Channel, American Movie Classics, HBO, FOX and National Geographic Channel. Alan specializes in headshots, celebrity photos, and film noir photography.

 

Weissman is a master of lighting, catering to each client by insuring his or her comfort and ease before the camera. Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Alec Baldwin, Gregory Peck and Jack Lemmon are just a few of the many mega-stars to have graced his photographs. Steven Spielberg, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Jackson Jr. and Brett Butler are avid collectors of his work.

 

Alan has exhibited his photographs in the Brooklyn Museum, Boston's Polaroid Museum, the ABC Studios, NYC Hilton and Bergamot Station in Los Angeles.

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