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
Aaron Ansarov believes in being passionate in everything he does. After retiring from the U.S. Navy as an award winning military photographer, Aaron Ansarov moved to South Florida where he worked as a commercial and editorial photographer for over ten years. He has since evolved to the fine art world creating personal projects that garner international attention in print, web and gallery sales. Much of his work can be found at www.ansarov.com. When not working on his next project, Aaron can be found enjoying his time with his wife and children.