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Adam Stoltman

Adam Stoltman has been involved in traditional and digital media, and publishing for over 25 years. He has worked for, and with companies such as The New York Times, Time Warner, Eastman Kodak, The Walt Disney Company, ARUP, and GlaxoSmithKline.

At The New York Times he was one of a team of four editors who developed, produced and edited visual coverage at The New York Times Sunday Magazine. This included covers and spreads of significant political and cultural figures. The same team also coordinated award winning coverage of major world events, including the fall of the Eastern Bloc, Tiananmen Square, The first Gulf War and the Oil Fires of Kuwait. He was also part of the team instrumental in the development and implementation of the first image browser, digital workflow processes and technical solutions that insured the transition from analog to digital production of the newspaper’s daily photography report. Working with the New York Times Digital, he helped them to develop and implement some of their first visually based digital offerings, which included IPIX and other streaming media presentations.

As a photographer, his work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, LIFE, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York, Stern, Paris Match and a host of other publications in the United States and Europe. He has also photographed long term feature stories on cultural figures and artists, including Maya Lin, and Leonard Bernstein. Among the many manifestations flowing from documenting some of Ms. Lin’s earlier work was the publication of a feature story in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, inclusion in the book Fountains: Splash and Spectacle published by the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design and Rizzoli, and lead poster art for the Academy Award winning documentary film: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. He has covered ten Olympic Games, thirteen Wimbledon Championships, twenty United States Opens, and most major sporting events, some as a photographer and others as an editor.

While deputy picture editor for feature photography at Sports Illustrated, Adam helped oversee the expansion of the visual element for all feature stories by working closely with editors and photographers to develop longer term projects and concepts. Innovative use of 3D photography, resulted in several specialty projects including the 2000 3D Swimsuit and Olympics issues. In 2004, he undertook an editing project which entailed reviewing every single photograph in every single issue from the magazine's inception in 1954 to the present day. The result of this exercise was to define what would become the magazine's award winning Special 50th Anniversary Photography Issue, one of a series of four special issues designed to celebrate that milestone.In 1996, as an entrepreneur he co-founded and co-published Journal E, an award winning online magazine devoted to human storytelling through photography and new media. The website published streaming and rich media presentations as a technology and content leader, and was emulated by The New York Times on the Web, and MSNBC. Visitors to the site routinely spent upwards of 1 hour per visit as early as 1997, and Journal E was twice awarded “best use of photography on the Internet” honors in the prestigious Pictures of the Year competition.

As a consultant and independent media developer and producer, he has done R&D work with Walt Disney Imagineering related to the personalization of media, the internet, and the sharing of experiences with regard to their theme parks and with Eastman Kodak has developed original online content to showcase the power of photography as a storytelling tool. As a consultant for the company, he has advised on Info-Imaging, strategies for content development including repositioning photo educational content. An advisor on media strategy and multi-culturalism to the office of Global Diversity, he also maintains a relationship with their technology and R&D offices.

For GlaxoSmithKline and The Global Alliance to Eliminate LF, he advised on the use of media as a tool for fundraising and advocacy, strategies for engaging business leaders, and building a broader base of financial support. Partners in this effort included The Gates Foundation, The Carter Center, The World Health Organization and the ministries of health of some 40 countries worldwide. Some of these efforts resulted in a multi-part series on tropical medicine in The New York Times, in 2006.

He has served on the International Advisory Council for The George Eastman House in Rochester, and has helped to advise the institution on collecting and programming strategies within a digital imaging environment, and envisioning ways in which the museum can transition to digital and new media. He has presented seminars related to new media, imaging and photography at The Poynter Institute, Macworld Expo, Quicktime Live, The Maine Media Workshops, and has taught at New York's International Center for Photography, The Palm Beach Photo Workshops, and The Eddie Adams Photo Workshop. He has been a business advisor to BLINDSPOT magazine, one of the premier publications dealing with the photographic arts and providing an unmediated space for artists and audiences, and has assisted them in their transition to a not for profit organization.

He recently produced and directed a series of short documentary films related to conditions in Haiti around water and sanitation, rubble removal and rebuilding, the work of various NGO’s and Haitian cultural strengths, as the nation recovers from the earthquake in 2010.

His media and strategy group represents capabilities in all areas of media development and strategy including including film & television, internet, streaming media & broadband, publishing, exhibitions, and games, and he is currently packaging a variety of independent media projects and opportunities.

These experiences have given him a deep understanding of the media and digital landscape from both a human centric, content and business perspective.


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