Robin Moyer

Photographer, USA visit website

1983, World Press Photo of the Year singles, World Press Photo of the Year

1983, 1st prize singles, Spot News

1983, 3rd prize stories, Spot News

1983, 3rd prize stories, Spot News

American photographer Robin Moyer received his bachelor’s degree in Communications (Motion Pictures) from the University of North Carolina in 1969. Afterwards, he moved to Hong Kong, where he worked as manager of a motion pictures production house. In 1970 he was assigned to produce a series of documentary films and TV news pieces for United Press International Television News on the war in Vietnam, where he worked for four months as a combat television cameraman. He later returned to the United States, working as chief photographer for the environmental awareness group Environmental Action. From 1972 to 1975 he worked as a freelance photographer in Washington D.C., during which time he was named artist-in-residence at Glen Echo National Park, where he established a photography education center. In 1979, he began working as a freelance contributor for Time, where he eventually stayed on as a contract photographer for 16 years. Working in Asia, the Middle East and the US, Moyer covered conflicts in Lebanon, Cambodia, Korea and Indonesia and produced more than 15 covers for Time. He worked on assignment for many other publications including: Life, Newsweek, London Sunday Times, Stern, Paris Match, GEO, New York Magazine, Smithsonian, People, Sports Illustrated and Fortune. In addition to his magazine work, Moyer also photographed for the “A Day in the Life of” book series in nine countries. In addition to winning the World Press Photo of the year 1983 for his coverage of the war in Lebanon, this work was also awarded with a Robert Capa Gold Medal Citation from the Overseas Press Club.

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