Stretch Ledford Plus

Champaign, IL, USA

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Charles "Stretch" Ledford has worked in 50 countries on 5 continents. His images have been published by leading corporations and advertising agencies including Nike, Shell Oil, Ryder Trucks, Sanofi-Aventis, Junior Achievement, Ogilvy & Mather, Doner, Fahlgren, Siddall, Arnold Worldwide, Cole & Weber, and The Martin Agency. Stretch's photographs have been published in major newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and Europe such as Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post Magazine, USA Weekend, Outside, Der Spiegel, Lürzer's International Archive and others. He has been recognized with awards from the National Press Photographers' Association, the New York Art Directors' Club and the Communication Arts Photography Annual. He has taught Professional Photographic Practices in the Art School of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has lectured extensively at universities and community organizations throughout the US. In 2010, Stretch completed his Masters of Arts degree in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication. He is now an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. See more of his work at, follow him on Twitter at, and join him Facebook at

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