SYRACUSE, NY (April 25, 2014) – Photographer Gregory Heisler will be joining the Multimedia Photography & Design program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University as a distinguished professor of photography, department chair Bruce Strong announced today.
"Greg Heisler is an extraordinary photographer and educator known for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness," Strong said in the announcement. "His enthusiasm, curiosity and drive are manifested in his hands-on approach to all aspects of the image-making process. Having photographed major advertising campaigns for such clients as American Express, Intel, Dewar's, Merrill Lynch and Nike, Gregory will help lead the advertising and illustration photography side of our program."
Heisler's portraits and innovative visual essays have graced the covers and pages of many magazines, including Life, Esquire, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Geo, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine, yet he is perhaps best known for his more than seventy cover portraits for TIME magazine.
Private portrait commissions are another important focus of Gregory's work. The first photographic portrait for New York's City Hall was his lithographic print of Mayor Edward I. Koch. Most recently, Gregory completed large-scale portraits of noted authors and actors on display at the National Arts Club in New York City.
Among the many awards Heisler has received are the Alfred Eisenstadt Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence. As a sought-after speaker and educator, he has taught scores of classes and seminars throughout the country and overseas. His bestselling new book, Gregory Heisler: 50 Portraits, was released by Random House/Amphoto in October 2013 and is now in its second printing.