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DAVE GATLEY – Photojournalist

Dave Gatley is an independent photojournalist who has worked assignments literally around the world. Based in the southwestern corner of the United States, his skills and reputation necessitate his travel all over the country and overseas for “hard-news” organizations, Corporate, US Military and other US Government Agencies.

Dave has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and the former Chief Photographer with the Los Angeles Times, working there some 18 years and working as a freelance commercial / editorial photographer for over 21 years. Prior to the LA Times, Dave worked 8 years as a senior Computer Programmer / Analyst with The RAND Corporation specializing in military logistics, weapon systems and large government databases.

Nationally recognized as an award winning photojournalist, being nominated for the Pulitzer three times, he has served hundreds of international and domestic news magazines, newspapers and has been published in over three-dozen books.

Few photographers working today have had the breadth of experience covering current events, natural or man made disasters marking cultural and historical milestones.  Few in his field have the technical background nor the working experiences.  He has brought Digital Photography and Digital Imaging Solutions consultation, design, direction and implementation to the Digital Archiving Project with the Zoological Society of San Diego (ZSSD) and that of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he set up a News Photo Desk operation while working as Lead Photographer for FEMAs National Emergency Response Team (ERT-N).

Mr. Gatley’s assignments have taken him to nearly every US state and over 30 countries numerous times. To date, he has completed over eight dozen tours into the war-torn Middle Eastern countries of Afghanistan and Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Africa, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.  In addition, he’s had many others assignments throughout Eastern & Western Europe, and Western Pacific from the Philippines to So. Korea.

Some of his commercial and corporate clients include General Motors, General Dynamics, ITT, Lockheed, Motorola, Pacific Bell, Panasonic, Raytheon, SD Zoological Society (SD Zoo), numerous pharmaceutical companies, and many more.

His accomplishments have included Board & Vice President of both the Los Angeles & San Diego Chapters of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and President of the San Diego News Photographers (SDNP).  Dave has taught Photojournalism at Point Loma Nazarene University, lectures and been an instructor with Panasonic for their nationally advertised Digital Photo Academy.

USO TOURS – GATLEY 1998 – 2015

* Robin Williams – Movie actor & comedian
* Ben Affleck – actor
* Scarlett Johansson – movie star
* Alex Trebeck – TV host “JEOPARDY”
* Vince Vaughn – actor / comedian
• Aaron Eckhart
• Bradley Cooper
Milo Ventimiglia – TV star “HERO’S” Series X 2
Rob Schneider – Movie star & comedian
Dax Shepard
Sophia Bush
Austin Nichols
Tichina Arnold – Singer/TV Actor – EH Chris
* Band Of Brothers (HBO Series)
• Rob Riggle – Actor/Commedian
& more………
* Kidd Rock – Rock Superstar
* Toby Keith X 8 – CW singer
* Trace Adkins X 2 – CW singer
* Billy Ray Cyrus
* Randy Houser – country
* Jamey Johnson – country
* O.A.R. Band – rock
* Drowning Pool – hard rock
* Black Label Society – hard rock
* John Ondrasik – soft rock
* Kellie Pickler – CW singer X 2
* Gary Senise / LT Dan Band – Movie / TV actor, guitar X 3
* Wayne Newton – singer X 5
* Robert Cray – Jazz
* Neil McCoy – CW singer X 2
* Zac Brown – Singer / Band Ldr
• Rodney Adkins
Taylor Hicks – American Idol Singer
Yandel – Latin Superstar
• Dave Attell – comedian
* Lewis Black – comedian
• David Blaine – Magician Cards
• Jon Stewart – Daily Show – Political Satire (Comdy Ctrl)
Bill Bellamy – “Whose Got Jokes” host / comedian
Josh Blue – comedian
Jay Lamont – comedian
Kathleen Madigan – comedian / singer
Nephew Tommy
Minka Kelly
Jordin Sparks
Over 30 countries, numerous times, including 3+ dozen tours to Middle East – Afghanistan, Iraq,
Kuwait, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan, Germany, England,
Ireland, Spain, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungary, Croatia, Djibouti,
Korea, Japan, Guam, Okinawa, Philippines, Singapore, USA domestic tours.
·       * denotes major talent/actor/band )
·       # denotes major players )
( X denotes the number of additional tours “Downrange” )
# Anna Kournikova – Tennis Star / Model X 3
Nick Bollettieri – famed tennis coach
# Curt Schilling – Baseball Red Sox Pitcher
# Kelly Clark – Sochi Olympic Champ – Snowboarding
# Steve Holcomb – Olympic Champ – Bobsled
# Andrew Welbrecht – Sochi Olympic Champ – Super G
NBA Players:
# NBA Charles Barkley – Phil 76ers, Phx Suns (Sir Charles)
# NBA Karl Malone – Lakers (Mailman)
# NBA Robert Horry – Lakers (Big Shot Rob)
# Derrick Rose – Chicago H4T
# Tyreke Evans – Sacremento H4T
# JaVale McGee – Wash DC H4T
# Brook Lopez – New Jersey H4T
# Robin Lopez – Pheonix H4T
# D.J. Augustin – Charlotte H4T
# Al Horford – Atlanta H4T
# Mike Miller – Miami H4T
NFL Players (All Stars):
••# NFL Commissioner – Roger Goodell
# Drew Brees – QB NOSaints, SD Chgrs
# Osi Umenyiora – DE NYGiants
# Larry Fitzgerald – Wide Receiver Arizona Cardinals
# Will Witherspoon – Linebacker St. Louis Rams
# Jared Allen – Defensive End Minnesota Vikings
# Danny Clark – Linebacker New York Giants
# Jason Williams – Dallas Cowboys **
# Mario Williams – Houston Texans **
# Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers
# Joe Thomas – Cleveland Browns **
# Merril Hoge – Pittburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, TV
# Matt Millen – Oakland Rders, SF-49ers, Wash Redskins (4 X SB Ch)
# Anthony Muñoz – Cincinnati Bengals, Pro Ftbl HOF
# Jason Baker – Pntr/ Carolina Panthers
# Dhani Jones – Lbkr/ NY Giants, Phil Eagles, Cinc Bengals (ret)
# Alex Mack – Ctr/ Cleveland Browns
# Takeo Spikes – Lbkr/ SD Chargers
# Eric Winston – OT/ Houston Texans
# Brian Urlacher – 8X Pro Bowler/former Chicago Bears linebacker
# Doug Fister – Washington Nationals pitcher
# Brandon Fields – Miami Dolphins
# Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins
# Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints
& more………
• Bill Cowher – Pitt Steelers HC/CBS Sports An (“The JAW”)
• Leslie Frazier – Minn Vikings HC (“The Gunslinger”)
• Ben Kotwica – NY Jets Asst Spec Tms (Army AH64 Apache pilot)
(“#44 hard-core Bennie the hitman Kotwica”)
• Eric Mangini – Cleveland Browns & NY Jets (ESPN an)(Belicheck)
100+ Tours since late 1998/99
80+ Actors / Comedians / Sports Stars / Singers / & other notables
130+ Country visits (many are repeated visits – done over 10 years
• denotes major talent/actor/band