as one of the world’s most pioneering and accomplished extreme-weather
photographers, will speak at William Woods University Feb. 27. Reed will present his photos and talk about
his career at 6 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium.
presentation is free and open to the public.
record-setting storms for 21 years, capturing numerous meteorological
phenomena, including tornadoes, blizzards, ice storms, and floods. He has
documented 19 hurricanes, including Katrina. He is currently doing interviews for
TV, radio and print regarding Hurricane Sandy.
to lead a special effects movie crew into hurricanes Isidore and Lili to
capture footage for the motion picture, “The Day After Tomorrow.”
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Discovery Channel, Microsoft and the Ogden Museum of
Southern Art. He has also been on every
major television network to discuss his photography.
photographer has its roots in his childhood fascination with severe weather. In
1969, when he was 8 years old, he and his mother unwittingly drove through the
outer bands of Hurricane Camille while returning from a family vacation to
Florida. By age 11, Reed was shooting home movies of nature’s wrath.
His professional career began as a filmmaker and writer in
Los Angeles in 1983, shortly after his graduation from the University of
Southern California. For the first eight years of his career, he found himself
writing everything from TV commercials and music videos to feature articles and
motion pictures. His spec screenplay “Trouble on 162” was purchased
by producer Norman Jewison and led to a two-year writing contract with Warner
success as a writer, Reed was drawn back to his childhood love of photographing
storms. In 1992, he moved from Los Angeles to Wichita, Kan., where he turned
his camera once again on the sky.
Chaser: A Photographer’s Journey” (Abrams, New York), he is also co-author
of the best-seller “Hurricane Katrina: Through the Eyes of Storm
Chasers” (Farcountry Press; with Mike Theiss).
International, Communication Arts, National Press Photographers Association,
American Photography, Photo District News, American PHOTO, Applied Arts
Magazine, New York Photo Festival, Prix De La Photographie Paris, Advertising
Photographers of America, Editor & Publisher and MSNBC Readers’ Choice
Picture of the Year.
and top entertainment to campus for the enlightenment and enjoyment of students
and the community. For more information, contact Brenda Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Reed, extreme weather photographer
Waves explode over a seawall and into Galveston, Texas, as Hurricane Ike approaches on Sept. 12, 2008.