Gregory Heisler Joins Hallmark Institute of Photography

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Hallmark Institute of Photography announced portrait photographer Gregory Heisler had jointed Hallmark’s staff as Artist-in-Residence for the 2009/2010 school year.

Acclaimed for his portraits for TIME Magazine and other corporate clients, Heisler is also a dedicated Profoto user in his Brooklyn, New York studio and on location. Known for his timeless photos of world leaders including the Clintons, the Bushes, Gorbachev, Mandela, and Arafat, Heisler can also claim an impressive roster of Hollywood icons and major business leaders.

Gregory Heisler, on stage at Hallmarks Educational Center, sharing one of his TIME Magazine covers.

Known for his unorthodox approach in getting his first job as Arnold Newman’s assistant — he called Newman from LaGuardia Airport and said, “I’m here to see you.” — Heisler has a deep appreciation for mentorship of young talent. Previously, Heisler has taught at International Center of Photography, the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and New York’s School of Visual Arts. He will begin teaching at Hallmark on September 9, 2009.

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Comments (5)

  • richard smith


    this guys work is so banal and commercial its no wonder he got a job at a trade school. even annie leibovitz is better than him


  • Douglas Kirkland


    I have know Greg Heisler since he began and he recognized as one of the great talents of his generation. As a colleague, friend and admirer, I am shocked and surprised by Mr. Smith’s comment.


  • Jon Love


    I agree with Doug Kirkland.. I began my photography working as assistant to Greg in the early 80’s, and you would not find a more committed, dedicated and inspiring photographer, willing to share as much of himself as possible, which in itself instilled the desire to do the best you could on the job, and so to one’s own work from that. I would guess that is the experience of everyone who worked with Greg, and so one can assume Mr. Smith has never had that experience, nor never will..


  • Tee Jay


    I too have known Gregory Heisler since his early days, in fact I remember running into Greg, Burk Uzzle and Rick Smolan on the street near the Mechandise Mart Building on Madison Ave, not only did they stop to say hello, but made appointments to visit me at work. Heisler is a first class photographer and a asset to mankind, he inspired hundreds of young photojournalist and photographers to shoot great portraits. He was once a guest speaker at the Cheap Seminar at Indiana University’s School of Journalism back in the early eighties, Will Counts loved the guy, like so many.


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