Biography - Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace is a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg fine art award and is a two-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History.

Vincent is the photographer of Immediate Assistants Medical Rescue Go team and one of the members of the photographic team of Eco-Challenge. He has been commissioned by the San Francisco Presidio National Park to produce a book and create a permanent collection of art for the park. He is an American Photo Magazine Mentor Trek instructor and has led Mentor treks to San Francisco, Costa Rica, Santa Fe, Egypt and Australia. Vincent is member of the board of directors of Los Angeles chapter of the American Photographers Association. He is also a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals "Instructor Dream Team" and teaches regularly at Photoshopworld as well as being a regular instructor at the Santa Fe Photographic and Palm Beach Photographic Workshops. Vincent will be starting his third year as the host of the Epson Print Academy and his second year teaching the Digital Landscape Workshop Series with Moose Petersen. He is currently a member of Microsoft's Digital Imaging Applications Group and founding member of both the Epson Stylus Pros and Lexar Elite Photographers. He is the former artist in residence for Altamira Group and former consultant to the president of Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging Group.

In addition to being one of the featured artists of Epson, Lexar and Nikon Electronic Imaging, he is also one of the photographers used by Epson, Lexar, Adobe, Nik Multimedia, X-Rite, Monaco, Microsoft, Alienware Computers, Apple Computers, Roland, Dynalite Strobe systems, Photoflex, Luminos, Kodak, LowePro, and Nikon to beta test their software, color management systems, computers, digital cameras, digital backs, flash media, lighting systems, hi-resolution printers, ink and Inkjet media, and scanners.

Articles about his work and his use of the biomechanics of emotion in photography in conjunction with a digital workflow have appeared in the American Photo, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, Petersen's Photographic, PC Camera, What Digital Camera, Studio Design and Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Imaging, Digital Camera and I/O Magazines.

Vincent was a featured guest speaker at the 1998 national convention of Professional Photographers of America, and was asked to be part of the Vision Gallery at the 1999 fall Seybold Show held in San Francisco.

Vincent is an alumnus of the University of Southern California School of Cinema and Television Masters of Fine Arts program, the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), Wayne State University, The University of Michigan and Boston University School of Fine Art. He is the former student of the critically acclaimed photographer C.J. Elfont and has studied with Stephen Book (Spolin technique/Alba emoting), Sydney Walker (A.C.T.) and was the teaching assistant to Tad Z. Danielewski.

His work is recommended by United Talent Agency, the William Morris Agency, International Creative Management, Creative Artists Agency, Gold/Miller, Mosaic Media, Anonymous Content and Blue train Entertainment.

Vincent is able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and on the weekends is a part-time super-hero and short-order cook.

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