A frequent contributor to the Village Voice and Buzzfeed, B.A. Van Sise is also one of the world's busiest travel photographers. In addition to being a Nikon/AFAR travel photography ambassador, Van Sise has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, has been featured on both the cover of the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, and on NPR. A number of his portraits of notable American poets are in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian.
His work has previously appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Mirror of London, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer's Travel Guides, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and approximately 250 other publications, in addition to exhibitions at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His wedding work has earned him Editors' Choice Award three years in a row from Two Bright Lights, as well as The Knot's Photographer of the Year. He is a graduate of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and a National Press Photographer's Association award-winner.
He holds one degree from Fordham University for Visual Arts and another for Modern Languages: a polyglot, he is fluent or conversational in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Russian, with some Hebrew as well.
In his free time, he is a military reservist, a licensed boat captain and a qualified sport pilot.
B.A. has been working with STAC for 10 years and frequently holds photography workshops for STACies.
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