Jen EdneyJen Edney
is a renowned adventure photographer specializing in sailing photojournalism.
Hailing from land-locked Nebraska, Edney has clocked over 50,000 offshore miles. Edney may be hard to pin down, traveling on assignment nine months out of the year – but she has earned a permanent place on the map of the photography world. Recently named by National Geographic
as one of “Nine Female Photographers Who Push The Limits,” Edney captures on-site action and human emotion from unique and often surprising perspectives, photographing from below the water to above the rig. Her first sailing photography work in 2009 covered American sailor Zac Sunderland, the first person under 18 years of age to sail solo around the world.
In 2017-2018, Edney was chosen as an Onboard Reporter for the Volvo Ocean Race, sailing’s most dangerous event. Dubbed ‘the toughest job in sports media,’ the role of an Onboard Reporter is unique in their access to action and in the length of the assignment. Photographers are embedded with a team around the clock during a 9-month, around-the-world yachting competition. Edney trained for weeks to be able to survive on boats traveling up to 40 knots in waves as high as 30 feet.
Edney’s additional work at events and with sailing clients such as Copa Mexico/MEXORC, MOD 70 Orion, VOR 70 Maserati, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, and the 34th America’s Cup has featured her photography on ESPN, ABC Prime Time, and CBS Sports, and in the Los Angeles Times, Sail Magazine, Yacht, Success Magazine, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine,
and Red Bull Adventure.
Douglas FoulkeDouglas Foulke
is a commercial and fine art photographer and filmmaker based out of New York.
Foulke's work covers advertising, fashion and editorial. His clients include American Express, Arm & Hammer, Johnson & Johnson, Crystal Cruises, Princess Cruises, Viking River Cruises, AT&T, Sony Records, SteinMart, Pima Doll and Morris Media Group to name a few. His work has been published worldwide and has received several advertising and editorial awards. His work has been published in consumer magazines such as Martha Stewart, People, Esquire, Vanity Fair
and Travel & Leisure.
He is also a regular contributor to Bedford Magazine, Ridgefield Magazine, Fairfield Magazine
and Litchfield Magazine
Published in fine art books such as Graphis
, Foulke is co-published the book A Fairy's Child
with Harry N. Abrams. His short film "The Lunacle" was seen at the 2013 Corona Fastnet Film Festival and the 2013 Hollyshorts Film Festival and his music video for Hillary Hahn's 133...at Least" was a finalist with Generotv.com. Doug's fine art photographs have been shown at Swann Galleries, New York N.Y., Christinarose Gallery; New York N.Y., Flat File Galleries; Chicago IL, and Photo Bistro.
Brad SmithBrad Smith
is an award winning photo editor, with 35 years experience in visual storytelling.
He’s the former Director of Photography at Time Inc., Sports Group, which included Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. He was also with the New York Times as the Senior Sports Photo Editor and Assistant Director of Photography for the White House during the Clinton administration. He’s on the Board of Directors for the National Press Photographers Association and Photo Start, as well as the Creative Board for NYC Salt. He’s on the faculty for the Summit Photo Workshops, FOTOFusion, and Southwestern Photojournalism Conference. He’s the founder and director of Brad Smith Creative, a visual consulting group. Currently, he’s the Vice President for Photography for the WWE.
IMAGES 2018 Student Winner: "Sunset in Mammoth Springs" by David Pisciotta