Lathan Goumas is a freelance visual journalist currently based in Virginia and Michigan and available for work throughout the United States.
He grew up in coastal Virginia where he began using his camera at a young age. Photographing summer trips and time with his friends, he fell in love with viewing the moments of life with is camera.
Lathan also fell in love with the ocean, and in 2002 he moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Not long after graduating, Lathan moved to Alaska to work as a naturalist and marine educator. It was here that his photography began to grow from a hobby to a passion.
Documenting the wild of America's "Last Frontier," Lathan decided he wanted to spend the rest of his life looking through the lens.
After two years working in Alaska, Lathan returned to the southeast where he began to hone his photography skills.
In 2010 he entered Boston University's graduate program of photojournalism.
After completing his course work at Boston University, Lathan moved to Bay City, MI to work as the photography intern at The Bay City Times. During his time at The Bay City Times Lathan produced still photographs, videos and multimedia presentations for the print edition of the newspaper and the associated website.
Following his time in Bay City Lathan moved to The Flint Journal in Flint, MI to work as a photo intern. There he continued to practice visual journalism.
Lathan has not left his passion for science, nature and the environment behind. He continues to pursue personal work that will connect the importance of a healthy environment to the continued success of human society.
Lathan is available for freelance and contract work. He specializes in documentary, commercial and editorial photography.
If you are interested in working with Lathan please feel free to contact him.