Photo Credit: Robert W. Madden


Our first photo club meeting of the 2017-2018 program year was held on Tuesday, September 12th at the Northeast Harbor Library. Photographer Bob Madden gave a presentation called “Putting the Photographer into the Photograph.” He encouraged us to look for unique perspectives even when visiting frequently photographed locations by thinking outside the box, drawing largely on his career at National Geographic. He also shared his habit of taking pictures every day; he shares them on his Twitter feed, on Facebook, and on his blog/website at Bob also unpacked his entire camera bag for us; it was amazing how much he fit into all of those pockets!

As a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine for over 15 years, Bob Madden produced photographs for more than twenty stories as well as several National Geographic books. Travels across all seven continents exposed him to an extraordinary diversity of cultures and customs, from the Yanomamo Indians in the jungles of Venezuela, to street life in Brooklyn, New York, to the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, the area Bob calls home.

Bob also served as Senior Assistant Editor and Director of Design at the National Geographic magazine and picture editor for National Geographic Kids magazine and National Geographic Books. He also designs trade books which include titles such as Madagascar: A World Out of Time, by Allison Joly and Frans Lanting (Aperture) and Sam Abell: The Photographic Life (Rizzoli).

His long list of awards and credits include Magazine Photographer of the Year (twice); College Photographer of the Year; and design awards from the Society of Publication Designers, The New York Art Directors Club, and Communication Arts.

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