James Branaman’s (September 2012) photojournalism has been published in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Seattle Times, St. Petersburg Times and many other national publications. He has received awards from many groups including the National Press Photographers Association, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. James was one of six photographers to participate in the William Randolph Hearst National Photojournalism Championships in 2004 and in 2007 hewas selected as one of 12 photojournalists to participate in The American Diversity Project documenting life in the Mississippi Delta. Recent exhibitions include images from his long-term project on sea turtles being selected by the International League of Conservation Photographers to be presented as part of their “12 shots” series at the 2010 Telluride Mountain film festival and “Blue, A Global Oceans Film & Conservation Summit” in Monterey, CA. In 2011 a solo exhibit at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. focused on a collection of his conservation images. Along with working as a freelance photojournalist and artist, James also teaches adult and youth photography classes.