Chuck Place

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BFA Professional Photography

Chuck Place earned his BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Miami in 1970, but his passion is photography. He has worked as an editorial photographer for over 30 years and while his subjects have changed from large-format landscapes to sailing and finally to food, lifestyle and travel, his fascination with photographic images has never wavered.

His clients range from National Geographic Traveler, Sunset, Islands, Time Magazine and Smithsonian Books to Tamron Lenses, Timberline Clothes and IBM.

Chuck is the sole photographer of six books and has written and illustrated articles for such magazines as Outdoor Photographer. His work has earned recognition from the New York Art Directors Club, the Western Art Directors Club and Art Direction Magazine. Chuck still shoots assignments for such clients as United Airlines, Disney, Westways and Sea Ray Boats, and his most recent project is a book titled "Cuisine of the American Riviera" for Kosmos Book Publishing in Germany.

Chuck has also taught photography full time for the past 11 years at Brooks Institute, specializing in classes on location lighting, travel, lifestyle and stock photography. You can see his work at