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Gary Bogdon is a commercial photographer, director and master story teller living in Orlando, FL. He is a regular contributing photographer for Sports Illustrated, ESPN and a diverse set of commercial clients.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just returned from visiting Indiana University, ('86 BA ) speaking with IU photo students, critiquing their portfolios, and also participating on a discussion panel.
"Sports in Focus: The view from America's top photojournalists" , ( with the legendary Rich Clarkson and Getty Images Elsa Garrison ) was hosted by the National Sports Journalism Center at IU. It was terrific going back to the IU campus in Bloomington, seeing old friends, and meeting the new photojournalism students, with a stop or two at a few favorite hangouts from my college days. It was also an honor to be on the panel with Rich Clarkson, who was named one of the 50 most important figures in American photography by American Photo magazine and the very talented Elsa Garrison from Getty Images. If you're looking for a fantastic college experience (for yourself or your kids ) consider Indiana University , it's a place that's always been special to me, and IU enabled me to launch my career as a photojournalist.
Here's a link to the story: http://journalism.indiana.edu/news/sports-photographers-share-views-of-industry/