1150 Noria Street
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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STILL Productions, Inc: partner/co-director
May '94 to present - A full-service communications company with emphasis on the presentation/publication of freelance storytelling projects in a variety of formats for both editorial and corporate clients.
Freelance Editorial client list includes the following:
Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Associated Press, USA Today, New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine (a combination of writing, photography and editing assignments)
Freelance Corporate client list includes the following:
St. Joseph Health System, Goodwill Industries, Walt Disney Company, Rockwell International, Art Institute of America, Milken Institute, MBI Media, Archdiocese of Orange County, NASCAR, Major League Baseball, National Association of Women's Baseball (a combination of writing, photography and editing assignments often including the goal of placement with major media platforms)
Recent projects include the following:
Publication of "IF IT TAKES FOREVER: A Cubs Fan's Journey Through Baseball's Greatest Romance," a narrative photo-documentary book (author of text, photography and layout; produced by STILL Productions, published Nov 2007 by Triumph Books/Chicago - division of Random House)
Distribution and marketing of "IN THE CAL: Pastime Goes Primetime In California's Minor League," an award-winning photo-documentary book and gallery exhibit on the lifestyle and atmosphere of minor league baseball (author of text and photography and design; produced and published by STILL Productions/June, 1994). Project exhibited 1995 at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and 2004-05 at John Wayne (Santa Ana) Airport.
College Photographer of the Year competition judge - for the University of Missouri School of Journalism (November, 2008)
Freedom Communications, Inc (Orange County Register): Magazine photo editor
June '99 to Mar '04 - Contract position with OCR Magazines (a division of Freedom Communications and the Orange County Register). As magazine photo editor produced a six-month/six-issue series on Orange County, CA for the Millennium (June, '99 to Jan, 00). Continued on with OCR as photo editor to launch and produce visual content for two magazines. June 2000 -- March 2004 Orange County HOME, and Golf Extra.
Los Angeles Times: staff photographer & photo editor
Oct. '87 to June '94 - Staff editing position included department supervisory duties, photo editing/assigning and coordination of internship program. (Represented photo department in weekend editorial meetings.) Staff photography position included news, feature, sports assignments, and long-term projects often with extensive travel. Frequently wrote text to accompany projects. (Awarded staff honors in 1992 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of Northridge earthquake; self-generated project on minor league baseball nominated by LA Times editors for entry in 1994 Pulitzer Prize competition.)
Courier-Journal/Louisville Times: staff photographer & photo editor
Sept. '84 to Sept. '87 - Performance consisted of daily assignments, picture pages regularly, special projects and photo editing duty. Routinely wrote text to accompany packages, pages and projects. (1985 Kentucky Photographer of the Year; 1986 runner-up KY Photographer of the Year)
Jackson (Mich) Citizen Patriot: staff photographer & feature assignment editor
Nov. '81 to Sept. '84 - Performance consisted of daily assignments, picture pages regularly, special projects and weekend picture desk duty. Routinely wrote text to accompany picture packages, pages and award-winning projects. Routinely did page design for daily and Sunday feature pages. Worked one day per week as the assignment editor for graphics and photography for the "Living Today" feature section. (Awarded "Top Feature Writing Project" among all circulation, state of Michigan by UPI 1984; Awarded "Michigan Understanding Award" 1984 by Michigan Press Association for in-depth project on the southern migration of auto industry workers)
Glenwood Post (Colo): staff photographer/photo dept. mngr
Jan. '81 to Nov. '81 - Performance consisted of fulfilling the obligations of a one-person photo department. Daily assignments were 80 percent self-generated. Responsible for photography, writing and design of weekly photo page and routinely contributed lengthy feature writing. Exclusively responsible for picture usage and play. Worked with news editor each day on layout of page one and local pages. Also responsible for upkeep of photo lab and related equipment.
Columbia Missourian: photo intern
May '80 to Sept '80 - One of four University of Missouri students chosen to shoot for Missourian summer staff and double as teaching assistants for basic photography students in the Missouri photojournalism sequence. Performance consisted of daily assignments for newspaper publication.
Hunter (NY) Scene: reporting intern
May '77 to Sept '77 - Feature writer for Catskill Mountain weekly. Self-generated ideas.
University of Missouri/Bachelor of Journalism/Dec. '80
Dual-sequence major in magazine writing/design and photojournalism
Graduated with "top-of-class" honors (GPA)
Born June 16, 1958 in Saugerties, New York - Hudson River Valley town of 12,000 at the base of the Catskill Mountains National Park, 100 miles north of New York City
National Press Photographers Association member since 1980
Secretary of Kentucky Press Photographer's Association 1985-86
Honoree lifetime member of National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
2008: Judge "College Photographer of the Year" International Competition sponsored and hosted by University of Missouri School of Journalism
2007: Published "OUR TEAM - OUR DREAM," with Triumph Books/Chicago (hard-cover photo narrative book spanning 15 years of documentation)
2004: Six-month exhibit of minor league baseball photo-documentary project (images, narrative text and related historic memorabilia at John Wayne Airport)
2002: Speaker and seminar leader at "Women In Photojournalism Conference" in San Diego hosted by the National Press Photographer's Association
1999: Award of Excellence in photo editing; NPPA "Pictures Of The Year" competition. (Awarded to Orange County Register photo editing staff)
1994: Self-published "IN THE CAL" (soft-cover photo narrative spanning five years of documentation. Presented project at annual MLB All-Star Event
1993-1996: National Press Photographer's Association Newspaper Clip Contest/ "national" second place, "The Grassroots Game," multiple-page layout on minor league baseball
1991: Society of Newspaper Design, Award of Excellence, "Growing Up In LA"
1989: California Pictures of the Year, Award of Excellence, photodocumentary, "The Grassroots Game" (the lifestyle of minor league baseball)
1986: Kentucky Photographer of the Year, runner-up, portfolio (plus five single-entry placing awards, Kentucky News Photographer's Assoc)
1985: Kentucky Photographer of the year, first place, portfolio (plus four single-entry placing awards, Kentucky News Photographer's Assoc)
1984: Recipient of "The Michigan Understanding Award" for most outstanding documentary (writing and photography) by a Michigan journalist. Project documented in a 14-page special section on the migration of Goodyear factory workers and their families.
- This project also received a first place feature writing award for all-circulation newspapers in Michigan from United Press International and a third place feature writing award for all-circulation newspapers in Michigan from Associated Press.
- This project was nominated by the Jackson Citizen-Patriot and entered in two categories of '84 Pulitzer Prizes, feature writing and photography
Michigan Photographer of the Year, third place, portfolio.
Four single-entry placing awards, Michigan Press Photographer's Association
Region Four Photographer of the Year, third place (NPPA's monthly clips consists of a four-state region, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio)
1983: Michigan Photographer of the Year, third place, portfolio (plus three single-entry placing awards, Michigan Press Photographer's Assoc)
1982: Michigan Associated Press, two single-entry placing awards
Michigan Press Photographer's Association, one single-entry placing award
1981: Best Use of Photographs by a Newspaper (all circ) Colorado Press Assoc
Best Photo of the Year (all circ) Colorado Press Association
First place, spot news award, Colorado Press Association
Second place, multiple-picture usage for single-page, Inland Press Assoc.
1980: Award of Excellence, portraiture, Inland Press Association.
Photographer/Writer/Designer "OUR TEAM-OUR DREAM - A Cubs Fan's Journey Into Baseball's Greatest Romance," Triumph Books, 2007
Photographer/Writer/Designer "IN THE CAL: Pastime Goes Primetime In California's Minor League," STILL Productions, Inc 1994
Contributing writer/photographer: "The Dream Job: Sports Publicity, Promotion, Public Relations Author: Melvin Helitzer 1995
Contributing photographer: "Disneyland Resort: Magical Memories For A Lifetime" Authors: O'Day/Santoli 2000
SPEAKING PRESENTATIONS: (includes)
University of Missouri School of Journalism. Presentation of photo-documentary book projects.
Society of American Baseball Researcher's (SABR). Presentation of photo-documentary projects and research
American Association of Obstetrics & Gynocology. Keynote speaker presentation on "Photojournalism as Storytelling"
Orange County Public Relations Society. Presentation of "Photojournalism as Storytelling"
Minor League Baseball. Presentation of photo-documentary projects
and research at California League "All-Star" game event
Rotary and Lion's Clubs throughout southern and central California. Presentation of photo-documentary projects
REFERENCES: (more available upon request)
Rita Reed, associate professor of photojournalism/University of Missouri 107 Lee Hills Hall, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, MO 65211-1200(573) 882-3746 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Riordan, publisher/Seven Locks Press, 3100 W. Warner Ave., #8, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (714) 545-2526 email@example.com
Leanne Harvey, director of marketing/Entrepreneur Press 2445 McCabe Way, Suite 400, Irvine, CA 92614-6244 949-622-7131 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Algaze, communications and media relations specialist with Rockwell International, Conexant, Broadcom, Qwest, UCI School of Engineering, and Qualcomm. (949) 246-7733 Ealgaze@cox.net
Sandra Petykiewicz, Jackson Citizen-Patriot, Publisher 214 S. Jackson St., Jackson, Mich. 49204 (517) 787-2300 email@example.com
Tammy Lechner is a founding partner of STILL Productions, Inc and has produced photography, writing and editing for numerous editorial and corporate clients including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, Freedom Communications, Knight-Ridder Tribune, the Walt Disney Co, Rockwell International, the Milken Foundation, the American Hospital Association, Entrepreneur Media, and USA TODAY.
Prior to establishing STILL Productions in 1994, Lechner worked eight years as a staff photographer and weekend picture editor with the downtown edition of the Los Angeles Times (1987-1994). During this time she produced numerous award-winning projects for the Times and gained recognition in Pulitzer Prize competition.
Before coming to the LA Times in 1987, Lechner was a staff photographer with the Louisville (KY) Courier Journal & Times (1984-87). In 1985, she was the Kentucky News Photographer of the Year and runner-up in 1986.
While on the staff of the Jackson (MI) Citizen-Patriot (1981-84), Lechner earned a first place writing award from Michigan UPI for a documentary project she produced about displaced Goodyear workers.
Lechner began her journalism career at the Glenwood Springs (CO) Post after graduating with a dual-sequence major in magazine writing/design and photojournalism from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. Born 1958, she is a native of Saugerties, NY, a small town in New York's Hudson Valley. Lechner resides in Laguna Beach, CA.
Her documentation of minor league baseball in California has won numerous awards, including merits of excellence from the California Press Association, the National Photographer's Press Association, and the Society of Newspaper Design. In 1994 Lechner published the book, "IN THE CAL: Pastime Goes Primetime In California's Minor Leagues. This project showed as part of a gallery exhibit at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in 1996, and was installed as a 130+ print showcase at John Wayne (Orange County) Airport from Nov 17, 04 - April 17, 05
Lechner's work in baseball includes documentation of women's baseball, resulting in projects published in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register and USA TODAY's Baseball Weekly (1996).
Recently, Lechner published another baseball photo-documentary project: "OUR TEAM-OUR DREAM: A Cubs Fan's Journey Into Baseball's Greatest Romance," which is a visual narrative exploring a fifteen-year span of the century-long saga of the hope and devotion of Chicago Cubs fans. November, 2007 Triumph Books/Chicago (a division of Random House.) Recognized as an accomplished visual chronicler of our nation's pastime, Lechner often presents speeches, media shows and exhibits to audiences about the love of the game.
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