September 18-21, 2017 Plaza Hotel Casino, Las Vegas
Maury began his photography career in 1956 as a U.S. Navy Photographer's Mate. During his illustrious Navy career, he was a diver and underwater photographer. He served in Underwater Demolition Team Eleven. With the team he served in three combat tours in Vietnam. He was also a Naval parachutist specializing in free-fall photography and made more than 1,500 jumps. His last assignment before retiring from the Navy was as Photo Chief at Pacific Stars and Stripes, Tokyo where his staff took first, runner-up and almost one half the individual awards in Military Photographer of the Year competition for three years.
Maury retired as a Chief Petty Officer in 1975 and worked as a staff photographer with the Associated Press in Boston, and spending four years with AP he became the Director of Photography for The Providence Journal in Rhode Island. After nearly eight years at the Journal he moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and worked as the Director of Photography at The Indianapolis Star for 15 years. He has been a visiting professor at Syracuse University working with the Military Photojournalism Classes for more than 30 years.