Traveling from Alaska to Vietnam and from Guatemala to Quemoy, W.E. (Bill) Garrett has written and/or photographed 23 articles for National Geographic magazine during the past two decades. Garret, who received his BJ degree from Missouri in 1954, has been instrumental in National Geographic’s emergence as the most prominent photojournalism publication in the United States. An associate editor of the magazine, he is responsible for all of its graphic material. Garrett has also written chapters of the National Geographic Society’s book publications and co-produced the award-winning National Geographic television special “Alaska!”
Garrett has lectured at seminars on college campuses across the nation and is a faculty member for the University’s annual Missouri Photo Workshop. As an advisor to the Pictures of the Year competition, he has been a force behind the books “Photojournalism I” and “Photojournalism II.”
A Newhouse Citation for “significant contributions t the field of visual communication” from Syracuse University and the title “Magazine Photographer of the Year” from the University of Missouri and the National Press Photographers Association are among the numerous awards he has received in recent years.
Updated: July 13, 2012