Resume-Sam DAmico

Resume

Sam D’Amico

Contact Information:

Phone: 202-531-2344
Email: sam@samdamico.com
Website: samdamico.com
Skype: damicosam 

 

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.
What I Did
—–Researched and produced story ideas.
—–Proposed story ideas to editors at newspapers and magazines.
—–Created photographs and supplied written copy for captioning and story background.
—–Worked with writers to provide more information to write a more in-depth article.
—–Worked with writers to provide images to support their text.

—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.
What I Did
—–Created photographs that were used to promote/advertise people, products and services.
—–Worked with art directors, account managers, and writers to create and provide photographs that supported their intended message.

1987-1991

–Staff Photographer

—Photojournalist
—-The News Tribune; Woodbridge, NJ
—-Somerset Press; Somerville, NJ.
What I Did
—–Researched and produced story ideas.
—–Proposed story ideas to editors at newspapers and magazines.
—–Created photographs and supplied written copy for captioning and story background.
—–Worked with writers to provide more information to write more in-depth articles.
—–Worked with writers to provide images to support their text.

Teaching Experience

–Photography Instructor

What I Did
Created curriculum for photography classes and photography courses.
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 Competition; 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

2018
—-Award
-Best Art Class-
The Sam D’Amico Photography classes were voted “Best Of D.C.” by the readers of the Washington City Paper in the category of “Best Art Class”.
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. (the first photographer invited to exhibit.)
1998
—-Award
-Honorable Mention-
The New Jersey Photography Forum 4th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit, The Watchung Arts Center, 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.

Bibliography

–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, February 12, 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.

Studies

–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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