Resume-Sam DAmico


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Professional Experience

  • 1987-Present
    • Freelance Photography
      • Editorial
        • Published numerous times in regional and national newspapers and magazines including:
          • The New York Times, New Jersey Monthly, Rutgers Magazine and New Age Journal.
      • Corporate, Public Relations and Advertising
        • AT&T, Prudential, Federal Express, GEICO, McNeil Consumer Products, Congressman Bill Martini, Senator Dick Zimmer, Congressman Bob Franks, The City of Elizabeth NJ, The City of West New York, NJ, Lake-Vu Day Camp, East Brunswick, NJ.
  • 1987-1991
    • Staff Photographer
      • Photojournalist
        • The News Tribune; Woodbridge, NJ
        • Somerset Press; Somerville, NJ.

Teaching Experience

  • Photography Instructor
    • 2003 to Present
      • Sam D’Amico Photography Classes, Washington, DC.
    • 2002 to 2015
      • Washington School of Photography; Bethesda, MD
    • 2004
      • GEICO, Associate Communications Department; Chevy Chase, MD
    • 2002
      • Morris Museum; Morristown, NJ. (Co-instructor).
    • 1999 to 2000
      • Rahway Recreation Department; Rahway, NJ.
    • 1998
      • Highland Park Community Education; Highland Park, NJ.

Lectures & Panels

  • 2010
    • Panelist/Speaker: “Small and Medium Enterprises, IP, Jobs & the Economy”.
      • IPI’s Fifth Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum. “Intellectual Property’s Impact on Jobs and the Global Economy”. Reserve Officers Association Headquarters Minuteman Memorial Building, Washington DC.
  • 2006
    • Juror
      • Frederick Camera Clique 20th.Annual Regional Juried Competion; Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery, Frederick Community College. Frederick, Maryland.
      • The Fourth Annual Juried Mid-Atlantic Regional Photography Show; Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, MD.
  • 2003
    • Juror
      • All-Montgomery County Juried Gallery Show; Washington Gallery of Photography, Bethesda, MD.
  • 2002
    • Speaker
      • Stolen Glances: Meet the Artist Series; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ. “Photojournalism and Copyright Issues”
  • 2000
    • Speaker
      • Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Regional Conference 2000; Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.”Who Owns That?”

Selected Exhibits and Awards

  • 2003
    • Juried
      • Mid-Atlantic Regional Gallery Show And Competition, May 17-June 14, 2003. The Washington School of Photography, Bethesda, MD.
  • 2002
    • Group
      • Stolen Glances, May 7 – August 4, 2002, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ.
  • 2001
    • Juried
      • Caring with Creativity, 2nd Annual Photography Exhibition, Turning Point Gallery,Washington, DC.
  • 2000
    • Juried
      • The New Century Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Nagy Gallery, New Hope, PA.
      • The New Jersey Photography Forum 6th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, The Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ.
    • Group
      • Our Unique Vision…the Search, Jacob Trapp Gallery, Summit Unitarian Church, Summit, NJ.
      • The Peoples’ Show, Nagy Gallery, New Hope,PA.
      • Stolen Glances, The Gallery at the Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ.
      • Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York.
      • Art in the Open: The Peters Valley Gallery Without Walls 4th Quarter Exhibition 2000, Morristown, NJ.
  • 1999
    • Group
      • The 5th Annual Park Avenue Club Artists Exhibit, Park Avenue Club, Florham Park, NJ. (First photographer invited to exhibit.)
  • 1998
    • Award
      • Honorable Mention.
        • The New Jersey Photography Forum 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, The Watchung ArtsCenter, Watchung, NJ.
    • Juried
      • Art Alliance 12th Annual New Jersey Statewide Juried Exhibition, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ.
  • 1997
    • Award
      • Award of Merit.
        • The New Jersey Photography Forum 3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, The Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ.


  • The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, “Museum displays shots by keen observers”, Mitchell Seidel, p.35, June 8, 2002.
  • The Home News Tribune, East Brunswick, NJ, “Right place at the right time”, Laurie Granieri, p.28, On The Go section, May 10, 2002.
  • The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, “Shared sense of direction links Summit workshop”, Mitchell Seidel, p.23, February12, 2000.
  • The Metuchen-Edison Review and the Highland ParkHerald, Highland Park, NJ, “Life work of borough photographer on display”, Valeri Drach Weidmann, p. A5, May 14, 1999.


  • School of Visual Arts; New York, NY.
  • International Center of Photography; New York, NY.
  • Middlesex County College;Edison, NJ.

Professional Affiliations

  • Copyright Alliance

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