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Gregory Heisler

Distinguished Professor of Photography Multimedia Photography & Design Also teaches in: Photography Communications Photography Illustration Photography

It has been said that photographer and educator Gregory Heisler possesses "the eye of an artist, the mind of a scientist and the heart of a journalist." Renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness during a career of more than 35 years, his enthusiasm, curiosity and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image-making process.

Heisler is perhaps best known for his more than 70 cover portraits for Time magazine. His iconic portraits and innovative visual essays have graced the covers and pages of many other magazines, including Life, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, Geo, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and The New York Times Magazine. He has also photographed major advertising campaigns for such clients such as American Express, Benson & Hedges, Dewar's, Ford, Guinness, Marlboro, Merrill Lynch, Nike, Pfizer, Reebok and United Technologies.

His private portrait commissions include a lithographic print of New York Mayor Ed Koch, which was the first photographic portrait for City Hall in New York City, and large-scale portraits of noted authors and actors, now on display at the National Arts Club.

He is the recipient of the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence, and has been profiled in American Photo, Communication Arts, Esquire, LIFE and numerous other industry publications.

A sought-after speaker and educator, he is the author of “Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits.”

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