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Dewitt Jones Former National Geographic Photographer
One of America's Top Professional Photographers
Dewitt Jones is one of America's top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty years. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards (Climb - Best Live Action Short Film and John Muir's High Sierra - Best Short Subject Documentary) before he was thirty.
Twenty years as a freelance photographer for National Geographic earned him a reputation as a world-class photojournalist.
Turning to advertising, Jones rose to the forefront of corporate creative marketing photographing national advertising campaigns for Dewar's Scotch, Canon, and United Airlines.
He has published nine books, including California!, Visions of Wilderness, What The Road Passes By, Robert Frost; A Tribute To The Source, Canyon Country and John Muir’s High Sierra. His most recent book, The Nature of Leadership was created in collaboration with Stephen R. Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People). Dewitt's column, Basic Jones, appears monthly in Outdoor Photographer magazine.
He is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Drama and holds a Masters Degree in filmmaking from UCLA.
Dewitt is recognized as a world-class lecturer. His knowledge of the creative process, his relaxed and genuine style and his ability to communicate make his presentations truly outstanding.
Dewitt Jones Introduction (HAWAII EVENTS ONLY)
Dewitt Jones is one of America's top professional photographers.
Twenty years as a freelancer for National Geographic, shooting stories
all over the globe, has earned him a reputation as world-class
As a motion picture director, he had two documentary films
nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty. His work is well
known to the corporate world as well, in advertising campaigns for
clients like— Dewar's Scotch, Canon and United Airlines.
And Dewitt is well known here in the islands. He is a resident of
Molokai, an island with a population of just seven thousand which lies
but a few miles across the channel.
Today Dewitt will share with us both his creativity and his aloha.
Through his photography he will open our eyes to a new way of seeing
and, through the lessons he has learned here in Hawaii, he will open
our hearts as well.
Please join me in welcoming, Dewitt Jones!