Jay Dickman

Olympus Visionary

Olympus Visionary

Jay is a photojournalist from Englewood, Colorado.

Jay is a photojournalist from Englewood, Colorado.

About Jay

As a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and National Geographic photographer, Jay Dickman is one of the most traveled, experienced and celebrated photographers in the program.

Over his illustrious, award-winning career, he has spent three months living in a Stone-Age village in Papua New Guinea and a week under the Arctic ice in a nuclear-powered attack sub, and he’s traveled down the Amazon by boat. A veteran of more than 25 assignments for the National Geographic Society, Jay has taught workshops for Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, Photography at the Summit and the American Photo Mentor Series. Jay and his wife, Becky, are founders of the award-winning FirstLight Workshop series, having hosted workshops in Spain; Scotland; France; the Chesapeake; Dubois, Wyoming; and Italy.

Winner of several World Press International awards, including the Golden Eye and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism, Jay is a regular on the photo lecture circuit and the author of two editions of Perfect Digital Photography.

Working with National Geographic Expeditions, Jay has also been on more than 25 trips as the “National Geographic Expert.” These have included “Around the World by Private Jet” and “Central and South America by Private Jet,” as well as trips to Svalbard and the High Arctic, the North Cape of Norway, the British Isles and the Dalmatian Coast, and multiple trips to Baja, the Galapagos Islands and Antarctica.

Over the past few years, Jay has worked with National Geographic Expeditions, traveling to locations such as the west coast of Africa, Antarctica, the Arctic, several “Around the World by Private Jet,” and “Central & South America by Private Jet” expeditions, Baja, California, the Inside Passage of Alaska, the Cape of Norway and the British Isles. Future expeditions on Jay’s calendar include: Mozambique, the Northwest Passage, Iceland and Green- land, as well as Sri Lanka, Borneo and the Andaman Sea.

In addition to being a Visionary, he is also an HP Pro Photographer and a Lexar Elite Photographer, and he was featured in a national TV ad campaign for American Express. His client list includes Nike, EDS, the NFL, Dell, HP, Quaker and Sun Microsystems, and his work has appeared in National Geographic, LIFE, Conde’ Nast Traveler, Time, Fortune, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated, just to name a few.

An Olympus Visionary since 2003, Jay highlights the Olympus OM-D E-M1 as his favorite camera for its power and portability, especially in the extreme conditions in which he regularly shoots.


About the Program

The Olympus Visionary Program is Olympus America Inc.’s official program for professional and emerging photographers. Its mission is to define the state of digital imaging for professional and advanced consumer audiences, and to promote both the individual photographer and Olympus’ highly-regarded and widely-acclaimed digital camera systems. Olympus Visionaries are established, award-winning professional photographers who travel the world with Olympus products to capture life’s beauty and splendor. The elite members of the program include several Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, as well as artists whose careers have included assignments around the globe. For regularly updated content from all of the Olympus Visionaries, visit www.facebook.com/getolympus, www.youtube.com/getolympus and follow @getolympus on Twitter. For more information about the Olympus Visionary program, please contact Jennifer Colucci at jennifer.colucci@olympus.com.

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