When I was photographing people for National Geographic stories I was arrested and put in prison three times for people who didn't want their pictures taken. Now that I am photographing birds and animals there is no problem—and a lot of satisfaction. Birds and animals are having a hard time as more and more of their land is lost—to us. Good photographs of birds and animals help remind us of their problems and their natural beauty.
Editor of National Geographic Magazine 1980-90: Boards--National
Geographic Society, Nature Conservancy, Woodlands Institute, Partners for
Livable Places, International Center of Photography, etc.
Awards—Magazine Photographer of the Year 1968 for Vietnam War coverage, University of Missouri School of Journalism's Gold Medal, Guatemala's Order of the Quetzal, Mexico's Silver Pen Award, Italy's Award for Art Preservation, University of Miami's Honorary of Doctor of Letters Degree, University of Texas Award for Mesoamerican Art and Culture, Missouri Photojournalism 2007 Hall of Fame, Leadership Medal of the United Nations Environmental Program.
Numerous exhibitions of photography--the latest: The Old Brogue Irish Pub in Great Falls, Virginia.
Mother with Food