About the Guest
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned more than 30 years and included assignments in 60 countries. McNally is often described as a generalist because of his ability to execute a wide range of assignment work. His expansive career has included being an ongoing contributor to the National Geographic – shooting numerous cover stories and highly complex, technical features for the past 25 years; a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated; as well as shooting cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He is also among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Epson, Nikon and USAA. McNally regularly writes a popular, occasionally irreverent blog (joemcnally.com/blog) and has authored several noteworthy books on photography. His work and his blog are regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership. McNally is a sought-after workshop instructor and lecturer and was recently named as a Nikon USA Ambassador, an honor that has a special significance for him, as he bought his first Nikon camera in 1973, and has proudly shot the Nikon system for over forty years.