- M.A. Ohio University
- B.S. Rochester Institute of Technology
- Global Communications
- Media Development
- General Photography
Bruce StrongChair, Multimedia Photography & Design Associate Professor Multimedia Photography & Design Also teaches in: Military Visual Journalism Photography Communications Photography Photojournalism
As both a staff and freelance photojournalist, Bruce Strong has shot in nearly 60 countries while working on assignments and personal projects. His work has been published in Time, Newsweek, US News & World Report, National Geographic and various international magazines, as well as The Orange County (Calif.) Register, where he was on staff for more than a decade.
Strong's work has received many honors, including California Photographer of the Year, as well as recognition from the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design, the Associated Press News Executives Council and Women in Communications. He also founded Photo Night®, a monthly gathering of photographers that has drawn up to 500 professional photographers as well as such renowned speakers as James Nachtwey, Arnold Newman, Antonin Kratochvil, Douglas Kirkland, Corinne Dufka, Jeff Jacobson and Sam Abell and William Albert Allard of National Geographic.
He was previously a visiting professional at Ohio University School of Visual Communication, where he mentored both the 2006 and the 2007 College Photographer of the Year recipients. He traveled twice around the world on paid assignments and was awarded the Knight Fellowship in Newsroom Graphics Management and Publication Design. He also served as the Kellogg Public Policy Fellow at the University of Michigan Journalism Fellowships Program, during which time he and his wife, Claudia, published their first book, "Armenia: The Story of a Place in Essays & Images."
His work can be viewed online at BruceStrong.com.
Learn more about the Multimedia Photography and Design program here.
Accomplishments & Research
Strong produced the sound mix for MediaStorm's “A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan,” which in 2012 was nominated for an Emmy; was a finalist for Documentary of the Year and won second place in the Long Form Multimedia Story category at Picture of the Year International (POYi); won the Media For Liberty Award; and won first place in the multimedia category at the FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition.
He was associate producer and video and photography contributor for MediaStorm's “Broken Lines,” which won second place in the multimedia category at the 2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition.
Strong was awarded the first Professional in Residence position at MediaStorm in 2011.
He was honored with a Teaching Recognition Award, part of Syracuse University's Meredith Professorship program, in 2010.
He was honored with the National Press Photographers Association's Robin F. Garland Educator Award in 2010.
In 1993, he was chosen as Photographer of the Year by the California Press Photographers Association.