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Wingate Downs


  • Graduate, UGA School of Journalism
  • Studied photography at Auburn Univ., LaGrange College and UGA
  • (My father was a UGA journalism grad, a photographer, and newspaper owner-I literally grew up in the business!)


  • 18 years director of photography for Athens' two daily newspapers;
  • wire service photographer for AP, UPI, and World Wide Press
  • Sports Photographer for Kodak's Prototype Digital Camera, 1987
  • Staff photographer, '96 Olympics, for Atlanta Olympic Committee
  • Remote image transmission from every part of the US
  • 10 years operating commercial, portrait, and wedding business
  • Certified vendor for Microsoft, contract photographer for hundreds of businesses, governments and publications over NE Georgia


  • 40 State and National awards for news and advertising photography


  • Adjunct Professor, University of Georgia, Photojournalism
  • State Instructor, Georgia Press Association
  • Private consultant for southeastern media companies

Published Work

  • Life, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, People, U.S News &W.R.
  • Dozens of book and CD covers
  • Cover, major contributor, Lewis Grizzard's "Glory, Glory" and
  • Vince Dooley's "25 Years"


  • 3,000 Sq. ft. facility with dressing room, complete digital production system, equipped with digital A/V

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