Greg Foster, an award-winning, highly-acclaimed photographer, will speak to the West Central Georgia Shutterbugs when they meet on Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30 p.m. at TUAC (Thomaston-Upson Arts Council) Gallery, located on the courthouse square in Thomaston. His topic will be "Greg Foster - 20 Years of People, Portraits, and Places" To view samples of his work, visit his website: www.gregfosterphoto.com. Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend the meeting and learn from one of the best photographers in the business. There is no admission fee. For more information about the Shutterbugs, visit www.wcgshutterbugs.blogspot.com.
Greg grew up in Griffin, graduated from the University of Georgia in 1983, had a highly success career as a photographer, and then he, along with his wife and three young children, moved back to Griffin in 2007, after living in metro Atlanta for almost 20 years.
He began his career working for daily newspapers, but soon moved on to magazine work, specializing in portraits and feature stories. His clients have included Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Time, Forbes, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a wide variety of other publications. He has worked across the U. S. , as well as in a handful of foreign countries, and has to his credit several hundred covers and front page photos. His work has also appeared in a variety of books, including The NBA at 50, A Day in the Life of the National Hockey League, and the NBAs Best Shots, as well as in television documentaries by ESPN, Fox Sports, NFL Films and CBS.
Greg has also worked on assignment for wire services and newspapers, covering sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Masters, the NBA Playoff, and Major League Baseballs All-Star game. He has also worked on assignment for a variety of companies doing corporate, annual report, and advertising photography for corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Norfolk-Southern Railroads, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, HBO, and Kodak.
In 2004, one of Gregs Sports Illustrated cover photos was included in the magazines 50th Anniversary issue showcasing the magazines greatest photos. Some of his other honors have included awards in the International Pictures of the Year competition, selection for the Communication Arts Photography Annual, a variety of awards at the annual Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and being named Georgia Photographer of the Year.