October 10 -11, 2018 Jacksonville, Forida
Johnny Bivera is the principal of Visual Media One and executive director and founder of Shoot Off Visual Media Workshops. He is a freelance photojournalist with over 30 years experience in visual communication and has captured images worldwide from everyday life to the hostilities of war. He was an official videographer to President of the United States Bill Clinton and executive photographer to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Vern Clark and Chairman of the Joint Chief's of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen. He's covered combat and humanitarian missions to maritime operations like the Bosnia/Herzegovina conflict, the Israeli-Jordan Peace Treaty, Turkey's tragic earthquake and the war in Afghanistan. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2006 and has since traveled to all six continents. He currently documents news and media events for a variety of clients where his work continues to appear in major newspapers, magazines and video documentaries. He was personally profiled on PBS's Jim Lehrer NewsHour, C-SPAN's American Journal and NFL Films 'American Postcards'. He's been published in numerous books and has worked on projects for publishers Harper Collins and the National Geographic Society. He is an education committee member of the White House News Photographers Association, the National Press Photographers Association's Department of Defense Liaison, a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, a past president of the National Association of Naval Photography and a founding faculty member of the Red Badge Project, a storytelling workshop for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury
Keith Stevenson is president of the National Association of Naval Photography Naval District Washington Chapter and military active duty liaison to Shoot Off Visual Media Workshops. He is known by his friends as “The Bull”, Keith has over 24 years of active-duty combat camera experience in the United States Marine Corps. He has extensively traveled abroad and witnessed unique communities of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His images showcasing peacetime military life and culture, exercises and social exchange, and military life during combat operations have supported historical documentation and strategic communication purposes.
Keith is a graduate of the Military Photojournalism program, class of 2000, at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Syracuse University. He served four years as a joint-service Intermediate Photojournalism Course instructor at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, Md. There he was selected for the Marine Corps Warrant Officer Program after 14 years as an enlisted Marine combat photographer. He completed The Basic School, Training and Education Command, Quantico, Va., and he presently serves as a senior combat camera officer in support of the nation's interests.
“As a visual communicator, I want to create content that is responsible and enduring. I strive to present the human experience in a visual language that informs and hopefully leaves room for extended conversation. I want those who are introduced to my images to be a part of what's happening, to ask questions and hopefully to look into more of the details of what I have presented.”
Lance Cheung is a 24-year veteran of the United States Air Force. His military career started with 10 years of pumping aviation fuel, and culminated as Director of Photojournalism, for the U.S. Air Force's flagship publication, AIRMAN magazine and HQ Air Force News Agency.
This combat aerial photojournalist has flown in 34 types of aircraft, many of them in combat missions over hostile fire zones. Lance's images have appeared in countless leading news publications, books, and TV programs. More importantly, his award winning photography has told stories from babies in neonatal wards to crimes against humanity.
Lance Cheung Media (LCM) is the business framework that allows his expertise to flourish in photojournalism and location feature photography. LCM is federally listed as a disabled veteran, minority owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas. His focus is on stories about the human condition, and the things people do to make life a little better.