Feel, think, react. All essential steps for creating intimate images anyone can relate to. For Chris, these insights are his daily guiding approach to visual storytelling. The result: moving projects that have promoted political and social change for the mentally ill, transformed blighted neighborhoods and refocused national attention on poverty issues in America.
Chris was the founder of Re:Act Media, is director of Truth With A Camera Workshops and an award-winning documentary photographer, filmmaker and writer with more than 20 years of experience covering assignments on nearly every continent for a variety of publications and agencies. He now works for Journey Group in Charlottesville, VA.
Integrity, perseverance, wit and curiosity have been the building blocks for his success.
He graduated with honors from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in anthropology. He earned a master’s degree in visual communication from Ohio University. His photography and editing have been recognized nationally and internationally, earning him numerous awards from esteemed competitions, including Pictures of the Year international, National Press Photographers Association, The Society for News Design, and The Associated Press. Christopher’s photographs have been displayed in exhibitions across the country and are held in several private collections. His work has also been published in many of the nation’s major newspapers and magazines, including Time, Newsweek, and Mother Jones.
His passion, inspiration and hope have culminated over the years with work for several nonprofits, including Physicians for Peace, Flashes of Hope, Samritan's Purse Canada, The Virginia Poverty Law Center and Global Impact.