Dick Durrance II
Dick Durrance is a versatile photographer who has distinguished himself in a diverse array of photographic careers: as a combat photographer in Vietnam, on the National Geographic staff, creating wirldwide advertising campaigns, shooting and publishing panorama images of National Parks., and now photographing golf books and golf courses.
He won the National Press Photographers Association's Picture of the Year competition four times and was named Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association in 1972. He was voted Advertising Photographer in 1987. Dartmouth College's awarded him their Presidential Medal for Outstanding Leadership and Achivement in 1991.
In 1988 Farrar, Straus, giroux published a book based upon his Vietnam images entitled Where War Lives. In 2000 Andrews McMeel published his book Golfers, featuring photographs of and interviews with a wide assortment of individuals who share his passion for the game and in 2002 they published his book The PGA TPUR: A Look Behind the Scenes.
In 2004 he was one of four photographers selected as a Founding Member of the Academy for Golf Art.
Susan G. Drinker
Susan Drinker is an artistic photographer whose creative vision first emerged when she turned nine years old. With a $20 birthday gift from her grandmother, she outfitted herself, with a Kodak twin lens flip-top camera, launching a life-long passion for photography. She continued to hone her skills the University of Denver, during post-graduate studies at The Art Institute of Boston, and in workshops with such masters as Paul Caponigro, Jerry Uelsmann, Ernst Haas, Michael O'Neil, David Ulrich, and Gene Richards.
She has worked as a photographer proessionally for 22 years. In 1991 she became the first woman ever awarded a Marlboro assignment
In 1993 she began photographing in the National Parks with her panorama camera. The images were published as posters, note cards, and fine art prints that are still distributed around the world.
In 1993 Fuji film division chose her color panoramic landscapes for a national testimonial advertisment. Lord Edward Montegue's family commissioned her to photograph the New Forest, Beaulieu, in southern England, and she photographed a book about the life of a young Chinese girl living in Hong Kong during the transition from British to Chinese rule.