Tannen H. Maury


Innovative photojournalist.\videographer with a 40 year track record of successfully adapting to changes in software, equipment, and techniques, to provide telling images of breaking and on-going news events. An effective communicator both visually and verbally with clients and colleagues. A team player who has always demonstrated that “the best image goes first.”


European Pressphoto Agency, Frankfurt, Germany, Chicago, Illinois
Deputy Director North America, Midwest US Chief Photographer
July 2005 – Present

Career Highlights
Multiple Super Bowl, World Series, Masters, US Open, PGA Championship, political convention, hurricane, tornado, and flood coverages

Wounded while providing still and video coverage of Ferguson, Missouri riots. Refused offer to evacuate.

Severely injured when struck by foul ball at 2016 Word Series. Refused orders to stand down and continued coverage in the following days

Experience working in multiple conflict zones

Photo/video coverage of regional, national, and international breaking news, sports, political and entertainment events and stories

Maintain situational awareness of breaking news events through social media and personal contacts

Consistently deliver superb work at a level exceeding expectations on tight deadlines often in less than ideal conditions

Shoot, edit and deliver high quality B-roll, audio and background information for multiple video and multimedia productions

Quickly adapt to changes in technology, equipment, newsgathering methods.

Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft Systems license holder and experienced owner of multiple drones.

Assign staff and freelance photographer to coverages throughout the US and Canada

Daily involvement with editors and managers on budget issues, staffing issues, coverage plans, proposed story ideas and methods to deliver concise packages of still and video imagery

Educate and mentor young photographers to deliver quality, informative, and creative news and feature content with an emphasis on photojournalist ethics and standards

European Pressphoto Agency
Contract photographer, Chicago, Illinois
March 2003 – July 2005

Contract photographer, Chicago, Illinois
December 1999 – March 2003

Contract photographer, New York, Dallas
April 1997 – December 1999

The Associated Press
Staff photographer, Jackson, Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, New York
July 1983 – April 1997

Sarasota Herald Tribune
Staff photographer, Sarasota, Florida
June 1982 – June 1983

Memphis Press Scimitar
Staff photographer, Memphis, Tennessee
June 1979 – June 1982

University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts & General Studies
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