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Al Satterwhite started working as a still photographer in Florida while in high school, covering major news stories . After a year as the Governor of Florida's personal photographer, he started a career as a freelance magazine photographer . Over the next 10 years he worked on assignment for almost every major magazine.
In 1980 he moved to New York City to form a production company .
The next 15 years he did a wide range of national and international advertising , becoming known for his saturated color images and keen sense of design and composition. From action and aerial work, to miniatures in the studio, to major production campaigns in worldwide locations.
Satterwhite has won many national and international awards. He is considered an authority on color and design, and has (4) published books of his work on this subject. He was a paid consultant to Kodak for digital imaging for a number of years. He has lectured at Boston University, Brooks Institute of Photography, the Los Angeles/ Miami/Minneapolis/New England/New York Chapters of the ASMP, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, PhotoExpos in Los Angeles & New York. He has given workshops at Dawson College , ICP , Kauai Photographic , the Maine Workshops, the Missouri Workshops, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops & his own studio in New York City.
Satterwhite’s work has been in other author’s books, Man & His Words: Claude Kirk, The Perfect Portfolio , Getting To The Top , The Business of Commercial Photography , The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing & Self-Promotion .
His current book is "Titans:
Muhammad Ali & Arnold Schwarzenegger".
His photographic prints are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Houston Fine Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the George Eastman House and numerous private collections.
He was honored by Nikon and made a “Legend” in 2005.