About

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DOUG KUNTZ

PHOTOGRAPHER

235 East 95th Street, #18K  

New York, NY 10128

doug@dougkuntz.com 

(516) 769-0513

 EXPERIENCE 

PROFESSIONAL Freelance Photographer: Produced thousands of images for media outlets and publications including ABC News, CBS 60 Minutes, CBS News, CNBC, Forbes, NBC, Newsday, Newsweek, New York Magazine, New York Police Department, People, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, The East Hampton Star, The Guardian, The London Times, The New York Observer, The New York Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Vanity Fair. (1983 to present)

 DOUG KUNTZ AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Founded business that provided aerial photography services for newspapers and local real estate companies. East Hampton, NY. (2003-2017)

THE EAST HAMPTON STAR: Photo-editor and staff photographer for this weekly newspaper of East Hampton Village in Long Island. East Hampton, NY. (1993-2000)

 CRISES COVERAGE

 Hurricane Maria: Traveled throughout the island of Puerto Rico with the humanitarian aid group, The Third Wave Volunteers, to document the crisis and provide disaster relief. (2017)

 Refugee Crisis: Traveled to Lesvos, Istanbul, Calais, and Oslo to chronicle the Refugee Crisis to raise awareness of the unfolding humanitarian disaster. (2015-2016)

 Superstorm Sandy:  Spent months on the ground and in the air photographing the aftermath of the devastating hurricane. The work produced remains the second most viewed set of photographs on Newsday’s website with over 4 million views. Other images from this series appeared on the front pages of The New York Times and other news outlets in this country and abroad. (2012-2013)

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

Fritz Leddy, Part 2. Curator and printer for encore exhibition featuring a new selection of photographs taken by the former East Hampton Village police chief in the 1940s.   Guild Hall. East Hampton. (2012)  

 

Our Town: Fritz Leddy Photographs.Curator and printer for this exhibition of works by Fritz Leddy, the former police chief of East Hampton Village, who captured daily life in the 1940s. Guild Hall. East Hampton. (2006)  

 

Men's Lives: The Surfmen and Baymen of South Fork.”Originator, curator, contributor, and archivist for this two-volume publication and international exhibition that chronicled the disappearing way of life of the commercial fishermen of Eastern Long Island. Funded by Adelaide de Menil with text by Peter Matthiessen including photographs by Martine Franck, Danny Lyon, and Gilles Peress. (1986)

PUBLICATIONS

 

Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey. Co-author with Amy Shrodes and Contributing Photographer. Illustrations by Sue Cornelison. Penguin Random House (2017)

 

“In the Spirit of the Hamptons” by Kelly Killoren-Bensimon. Photography Editor and Contributing Photographer. Assouline (2002)

 

“From Sea To Sea: 350 Years of East Hampton History” by Averill Dayton Geus. Photography Editor and Contributing Photographer. Phoenix (1999)

 

ONLINE

 

“The Epic Journey of a Refugee Cat to Find Its Family. Contributor to video of lost refugee cat being reunited with its family that was viewed by over 20 million on Facebook and became a children’s book. The Guardian (2016)  

 

The Last Fisherman of Long Island.” Co-author with Tara Israel of in-depth written and visual story of the fisherman of Eastern Long Island. Narratively: Human Stories, Boldly Told (2013)

 

PRESS

 

Book Reviews for “Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey”

 

The New York Times (2017)

 

The Reading Nook (2017)

 

Good Reads (2017)

 

Kids Read (2017)

 

AWARDS

 

New York State Press Association: Best Feature Photograph 1983, 1984, 1995, 1998. Photographic Excellence, 1998.  Best Use of Photography in Advertising, 1984, 1995, 1998.

 

Long Island Press Association: Best Feature Photograph, 1998. Best News Photograph, 1998, 1999, 2000.

 

EDUCATION

 

Rhode Island School of Design, Photography Department (1978)

 

EXPERTISE

 

Human interest stories. Verbal and visual communication. Social media. Ability to work collaboratively or alone on impromptu projects in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-quality meaningful work on a deadline.