Vaughn Wallace

Photo Editor & Journalist

I am a photo editor, environmental journalist and historian based in Bozeman, Montana.

I was previously the Senior Photo Editor overseeing National Geographic's environment + climate change coverage. I also founded and hosted Overheard, NatGeo's award-winning podcast. Before that, I was the Deputy Photo Editor at Al Jazeera America. On staff at TIME, I produced TIME's LightBox photography blog, where we showcased and interviewed the world's leading photographers. My editing portfolios have received Awards of Excellence from Pictures of the Year International. I enjoy speaking to college classes about photojournalism and offer 1:1 portfolio reviews several times a year. I've often served on photo juries including the World Press Photo contest, PDN Photo Annual, CPOY, Photolucida Critical Mass and other competitions. A sampling of my writing clips are collected on MuckRack.

As a licensed private pilot, I love exploring the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem by air. I'm fascinated by fire aviation and the complex challenge that modern wildfires pose for the Western United States.

When not wandering Montana by airplane or mountain bike, I enjoy digging through archives and finding modern relevance for primary documentation of the past. I've produced two books (Pittsburgh 1950 + Found, Not Lost) with acclaimed photographer Elliott Erwitt, and am working on two others centered on American photographers in the 1930s.

I'd love to hear from you.

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