Location:San Clemente, CA, United States
Gallery Representation:Kona Gallery
Schools Attended:Hartford Art SchoolNew School for Social Research, NY, PhotographyRhode Island School of Design
Photo Associations & Memberships:National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP)Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA)
Scott Mc Kiernan - BIO
Scott Mc Kiernan is a media industry leader. Mc Kiernan’s dynamic leadership of the ZUMA Press family of companies, as well as decades of wide-ranging experience in photojournalism have proven to be instrumental in establishing, the largest independent editorial photo agency in the world and the first digital age picture agency: ZUMA Wire.
Mc Kiernan as a Web pioneer in ‘92, launched the net's first database for editorial pictures. Today his agency is the agent to some of the world's most respected photojournalists, magazine, newspapers, agencies and wire services and always evolving. Running a global staff which, as an end product, creating and managing daily the world's largest editorial archive online.
Between Mc Kiernan’s design work, photography as well as picture editing and his rooster of stellar photojournalists photography, they have won numerous major awards for picture editing and photography, including Pictures of The Year (POYi), Best of Photojournalism (NPPA’s BOP), Communications Arts, World Press Awards as well as a few Pulitzers. Most recent big award is 2016 EDITOR of THE YEAR also know as Jim Gordon Award.
Judged BOP, POYi and Atlanta Photojournalism among other contests worldwide and taught at the Mountain Workshops, Fotofusion and UCLA.
Mc Kiernan's ultimate pride and joy is his and his wife's latest creation and baby with a million dollar smile: Liam Edison. Who with his lovely wife Kelly, siblings Jeremy and Sean, enjoy surfing the waves of Southern California. Mc Kiernan remains an active shooter today, living for finding and making that one image that can make a true difference.
For more on Scott and ZUMA go to ZUMAPRESS.com, zReportage.com, ThePicturesofTheDay.com or DOUBLEtruck Magazine. Or check out his most recent ventures: ReprotageFoundation.com.
Also lookout for his just launched, ultimate big picture project: the Reportage Foundation, dedicated to getting the stories that need to be told in the hands of those, who can make change happen and at same time the masses who want and need to know. The world needs now, more than ever, the highest possible quality independent journalism. The global issues need a voice and the fine photojournalists risking there lives daily, to tell the stories, need an outlet! Reportage Foundation will be that vehicle and create that end product. Join and be apart of the solution.