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Saturday, August 31st – Rob Swain – War Photographer
This week we welcome Rob Swain – Videographer, Photographer, Storyteller in the war zone.
After 20 years working in television, film, and advertising, Rob Swain left his career and old life behind and began a new chapter working inside rebel-controlled areas of eastern Burma (Myanmar). He spent 6 years working on medical training and landmine clearance projects in areas large international aid groups could not or would not operate. He also worked as a guide and fixer for international journalists covering the various conflicts in the region. Over the course of his over 25-year career Rob has worked on hundreds of commercials, television shows “Bill Nye the Science Guy” “X-Files” and even “Growing Up Gotti”.
He cut his teeth in photography shooting Muay Thai boxing, and cockfights in Thailand, ethnic cleansing in eastern Myanmar (Burma), Embedded with AMISOM Forces in Somalia, the immigration crisis along the US/Mexico Border and is currently working as a photographer and video editor for Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Washington.
Saturday, August 17th – Luci Dumas – The Profitable Photographer
We welcome Luci Dumas, An award-winning PPA Master Craftsman Photographer.
Saturday, August 3rd – ‘Iron’ Mike Savoia – Concert Photographer
We welcome back Mike Savoia, Rock and Roll photographer
“Iron” Mike Savoia has been photographing live concerts and tour documentation since the mid-80s in the Northwest and around the world. He has been doing tour photography work the past years for guitar great Neal Schon and his Rock In Roll Hall of Fame band Journey. Since 2014 he’s been the official music cruise photographer for the Monsters of Rock Cruise, Cruise To The Edge, Moody Blues Cruise and has also worked on the Celtic Thunder, Def Leppard, Lebrewski, On The Blue, and Hangover Cruises. With over 25 cruises under his belt, his next cruise is this October on the inaugural Megacruise sailing from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico.