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I've been a corporate photographer since 1979. Earlier, from 1973 to 1978, I was the staff photographer for Chicago rock concert promoter Flip Side Productions. I photographed such rock stars as Elvis Presley, Paul McCartney and Led Zeppelin. My corporate career started with Chicago Photographers, a group of photographers who specialized in news, public relations and editorial corporate photography. After four years with Chicago Photographers, I was hired by Allstate Insurance Company. At Allstate, besides making photographs, I managed the photo department and was photo editor for the in-house publications. In 1999 I began my freelance business. My photojournalism approach to photography is used by clients that include:

  • Advocate Health Care
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  • Allstate Insurance Co.
  • Astellas, Inc.
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  • Bonsal American
  • Cancer Treatment Centers
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  • Catapult Communications
  • Conway Enterprise
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  • Cooper Hahn Communications
  • Daimler Financial
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  • DePaul University
  • Divine Worship of Chicago
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  • Dundee Township Park District
  • 1888 Mills
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  • Eloyalty
  • Encompass Insurance Co.
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  • Experience Milwaukee Magazine
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Co.
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  • Feld Entertainment/Ringling Bros.
  • Greater Chicago Food Depository
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  • Horace Mann Insurance Co.
  • iSixSigma Magazine
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  • ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Johnson Foundation
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  • Kaplan Aspect Education
  • LasikPlus
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  • LeadAmerica
  • Liehr Marketing Communications
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  • Living Word Christian Center
  • McCormick Foundation
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  • Milliman USA
  • Motorola
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  • NCH Marketing Services
  • Nicor Gas
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  • Operation Hope
  • Options Clearing Corporation
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  • Plante and Moran, CPA's
  • PopMatters Magazine
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  • Provena Health Care
  • Ragan Communications
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  • Siemens Building Technologies
  • Significant Living Magazine
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  • Slayton Search Partners
  • TouchTunes
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  • True Value
  • Underwriters Laboratories
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  • United Way of Chicago
  • USG Corporation
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  • U.S. Foodservice
  • Village of Algonquin
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  • Walgreen's
  • Wax Custom Communications
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  • Wellpoint
  • Willow Creek Church
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  • Woodstock Institute
  • Working Mother Magazine
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  • YMCA of the USA


  • My photography has earned more than 40 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Spectra, Silver and Gold Quill awards. I've also received awards from Financial World Magazine, The New York Film Festivals and The Communicator Awards. Phil Douglis from IABC'S "Communication World Magazine" has highlighted my work in his monthly columns. Photo District News and Lawrence Ragan Communications have also written about my work. My essay, "Picture this: an employee publication that stirs employee's souls" was published in Lawrence Ragan Communications' "Journal of Employee Communication Management." Along with Patrick Williams, I co-authored the book, "Pictures for Employee Publications." I also teach photography at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois and coach women‘s softball at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

    "Pictures For Employee Publications."
     


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    Review
    "Picture this: an employee publication that stirs employee's souls"
     


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      Reprinted from Journal of Employee Communication Management, July/August 2000.
    Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc.