Bruce Strong is a multimedia storyteller who likes to work with great people on awesome projects because life’s too short to do anything else.

He has shot in nearly 60 countries, with Sudan, Armenia and Haiti added to the mix most recently. Bruce was on staff at The Orange County Register in Southern California for 11 years and has freelanced for a variety of international publications and non-profit organizations. His work has been published in such prestigious publications as TIME Magazine and National Geographic and has earned numerous awards and two fellowships, The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan and the Knight Fellowship at Ohio University.

When he’s not in the field, Bruce spends a lot of time helping others learn to tell stories that matter as an associate professor at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he teaches an array of video, audio, photography and multimedia courses. In fall 2011, Bruce served as the first professional in residence at MediaStorm in New York City, and upon returning to Newhouse became chairman of the Multimedia Photography & Design department. Teaching has been a rewarding and enlightening journey, and he is proud of his students, many of whom—while still students—have won top honors from NPPA, POY, World Press and BOP. He also had the good fortune of mentoring back-to-back College Photographer of the Year winners, Matt Eich and Travis Dove. In 2010, Bruce was honored with a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award from Syracuse University and the National Press Photographers Association’s Robin F. Garland Educator Award.

But Bruce is most proud of his two young sons, Jack and Cole, and loves adventuring through life with Claudia, his visual journalist/professor wife.