Layne Kennedy, educated in Fine Art Photography is known for his editorial photography that conveys a strong sense of place. His images are featured in magazines worldwide on subjects as varied as pink dolphins in the Amazon to traveling with Polar Inuit hunters by dogsled in Greenland. His work has appeared in Smithsonian, Life, Islands, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Forbes, New York Times, The Washington Post and Backpacker, to list a few. He has contributed to numerous books for various publishers, including National Geographic and Nature Conservancy, as well as his won solo books such as Great Lake States, Jewels on the Water - Lake Superior's Apostle Islands, A Hard Water World, and Paddling North - Canoeing the Boundary Waters Quetico Wilderness. He is director / founder of Superior/Gunflint Photography Workshops. Layne also teaches workshops at the famed North House Folk School, for the Mentor Series Worldwide Photo Treks and the MPLS Photo Center.
Photographer, physician, author, inventor, Mark's photographic experience spans over 40 years. In 2004 Mark became a contributing photographer for Nikon, his work sought as advertising images for trade shows, print and the web. He has won awards internationally with placements as diverse as commercial ads, magazine covers, textbooks, action sports publications, and corporate installations. He has been featured in Asian Photography, multiple times in Nikon World magazine and the Nikon World calendar, TIME online and The Washington Post, among others. An international speaker for clients including Nikon, Hewlett-Packard and X-rite, his presentations touch audiences worldwide. Whether hanging backwards out of a race car at speed, hovering inches from a surgical field in the operating room, or chest deep in water chasing a windsurfer, he finds unique combinations of subject and light. Mark is a Nikon mentor for the Pop Photo magazine Mentor Series Worldwide Treks. His Atlanta-based one-on-one digital weekends help photographers discover their inner potential.