Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Shmuel Thaler has been a staff photographer at the Santa Cruz Sentinel since 1987. His photographs have been published in every leading newspaper in the United States as well as in Time and Newsweek, and viewed on the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. He has been honored three times with awards in the prestigious National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism contest and has garnered a first or second place award in the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, the California Newspaper Publishers Association or the Associated press News Executive Council contests in each of the last 15 years.
Shmuel has co-authored 5 children’s books and his photographs illustrate numerous books including his collaboration with George Levenson on ‘Bread Comes to Life’ and the classic ‘Pumpkin Circle’, which has more than 100,000 copies in print and is held by every major library system in the country.
A graduate of the film school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Shmuel was also the photojournalism instructor at Cabrillo College.
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