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Untitled (man with arms around two women), 1950-60'sLee Balterman's ChicagoBy Paul Berlanga, Director, Stephen Daiter GalleryLee Balterman has romanced the city of Chicago with his camera for six decades and shows no sign of falling out of love. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned to Lee that my partner and I had managed to grab a last lunch at the legendary Berghoff restaurant without standing

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Bill Frakes

Agony, Ecstasy

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I am a photojournalist, a storyteller–the world’s greatest vicarious adolescent profession.

The crux of my exploration of athletic competition is the intersection of motion and emotion, the sometimes chance but more often calculated inclusion of art, commerce and athleticism into sport which so heavily influences the functioning of society through participation and observation. Capturing the penultimate moment which will hopefully enlighten and engage the viewer in a way that defines the game.

That said I really just want to make people smile.

Bio

Bill Frakes is a Sports Illustrated Staff Photographer based in Florida who has worked in more than 130 countries for a wide variety of editorial and advertising clients.
His advertising clients include Apple, Nike, Manfrotto, CocaCola, Champion, Isleworth, Stryker, IBM, Nikon, Canon, Kodak, and Reebok. He directs music videos and television ads.
Editorially his work has appeared in virtually every major general interest publication in the world. His still photographs and short documentary films have been featured on hundreds of Web sites as well as on most major television networks.
He won the coveted Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition. He was a member of the Miami Herald staff that won the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Hurricane Andrew. He was awarded the Gold Medal by World Press Photo. He has also been honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for reporting on the disadvantaged and by the Overseas Press club for distinguished foreign reporting. He has received hundreds of national and international awards for his work.
He has taught at the University of Miami, the University of Florida and the University of Kansas as an adjunct professor and lecturer. During the last five years he has lectured at more than 100 universities discussing multimedia and photojournalism.
In 2010 he served on the jury of World Press Photo.

Related links

www.billfrakes.com
www.strawhatvisuals.com

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I’ve decided to get a little bit personal today, with a post that’s a “better know an editor” without simply listing my favorite movies or videos games or what not. I get questions all the time about what I do for a living, which is well….this, and I thought I’d share just how exactly the [...]

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Features and Essays - Phillip Toledano : Days With My Father | article (Guardian: May 2010) Toledano’s Twitter

Articles / Tutorials – Lightstalkers: Advice for first-time embeds to Afghanistan (LS: May 2010)

Features and Essays – Dominique Tarlé: The Rolling Stones at Villa Nellcôte (Guardian: May 2010)

Features and Essays - Lourdes Segade: Hard Times for Spanish Farm Workers (NYT: May 2010)

Photographers – Ben Curtis : website : blog

Articles – Boston Globe: Photography review: Framing lives in war or peace (Boston Globe: May 2010) “Susan Meiselas: In History,’’ at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art through June 20

Interviews - Marc Garanger (NYPH: May 2010)

Blogs - Paul Melcher: In No Time (Thoughts of a Bohamian blog: 2010) “What is going ? I ‘ll tell you what is going on : Recently, Time, inc, the biggest publisher of magazines in the world has made an agreement with AP, Reuters and Getty Images to license any and all non-exclusive images for a flat rate of $50.00, regardless of size or placement . Magazines like Time, or Fortune, or Sports Illustrated, that used to easily pay $200.00 for a 1/4 page will now have the same images for $50.”

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