Monday, September 1, 2008


This is a small portfolio that goes back 20+ years and provides a range of photography subjects.

Professor of Multi-Media Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism
Full Time Start Date August 16, 2008

Professional and Creative Activity (photography and video)
NEW LEGACIES AND LIVING ICONS: March 2007; Group mixed media show; Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD ( HONEY CHILD exhibited)
HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL: March 2007; Upper Marlboro, MD; (HONEY CHILD exhibited)
UTOPIA FILM FESTIVAL: November 2006, Greenbelt, MD ( HONEY CHILD [documentary short category] and TRANSLUMINATION [experimental category])
SPACE IS THE PLACE: MAY 2005; Group mixed media exhibition; Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art.
TRANSLUMINATION, 2005, Craig Herndon. Experimental documentary video, Exploration of light and rhythm at the visible edge of light, twilight.
HONEY CHILD, 2004, Craig Herndon. Experimental documentary video, Examination of a childhood experience that explores Race and Color in 1950’s Washington, DC. Experimenting with the use of still imagery in narrative film.
THE WASHINGTON POST, 1970 to present, Published Daily 1972 to 2000. Covering Daily News assignments and Long Form story projects.
REFLECTIONS IN BLACK, Deborah Willis, 2000, Norton
SHADOW, Bob Woodward, 1999, Simon and Schuster
THE CHOICE, Bob Woodward, 1996, Simon and Schuster
SONGS OF MY PEOPLE, Easter, Cheers and Brooks, 1992; Little, Brown
• Magazines TIME, NEWSWEEK, LIFE, PEOPLE, others.

Teaching Experience
Howard University, Department of Journalism, Hearst Visiting Professor, 17 lectures to over 200 students. Lectured on New Media, Visual Literacy, Representation in the Media, and Photojournalism, fall 2007.
Howard University, Department of Journalism, Photojournalism Adjunct 2006-2008, one course per semester. Spring 2008, 2 Independent Study Students Grad and Undergrad. Regular schedule of individual student mentoring sessions.
Howard University, Annenberg Honors Meeting, Workshop, Self-Improvement, Creativity, Focus, Stress relief.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Community Arts Program, 5 Workshop Lectures, Personal Development, Creativity, Team Building and Photojournalism. 2005 to 2007.
Howard University, School of Fine Arts, Photojournalism and Editorial Photography, Adjunct, 1997-1999, 2 courses per semester.
National Association of Black Journalists, Unity, Conventions. Presenter, Student Portfolio Review and Student/ Young Professional Advisor, 1989- 1999.
Urban Journalism Workshop, University of Maryland, Photojournalism 1993.
Woodson High School, Student Newspaper, Professional Photojournalism advisor, school year 1991-1992.
Central High School, Student Newspaper Photography Workshop, 1992.
Howard University, Hilltop Newspaper, Photography Workshop, 1987.

Professional and Employment Experience
Howard University, fall semester 2007, Department of Journalism, Hearst Visiting Professor, delivered lecture series to over 200 students on New Media, Visual Literacy, Representation in the Media, and Photojournalism.
Howard University, 2006 to present, Department of Journalism, adjunct Lecturer, Photojournalism. Incorporating Visual Literacy in practical Photojournalism course.
Craig Herndon Photography, 2002 to present, Proprietor, Photojournalism, Portraiture, and Corporate Photography.
picSmart, 2000 to 2002, Founding CEO of Start-up, led team in development of Internet exchange of photographic images. Raised $400,000 and recruited 400+ photographers internationally for beta release.
The Washington Post, 1988 to 2000, Photojournalist Daily coverage and long term projects. Political and local coverage of the Washington, D.C. area. Won numerous awards, in process of normal duties.
Howard University, 1997 to 2000, The School of Fine Arts, adjunct Lecturer, practical courses in Photojournalism and Editorial Photography for Art students.
The Washington Post, 1985 to 1988, Photo Assignment Editor, managed large metropolitan daily staff of 30 photographers, editors, support staff. Implemented first computer network assignment system, shepherded cultural transformation.
The Washington Post, 1972 to 1984, Photojournalist, covering Washington.
The Washington Post, 1968 to 1972, Copyaide, Newsaide

University Lecturer Photojournalism, 4 years @ H.U.
Lecturer Visual Literacy, New Media
Photojournalist, 32 years @ The Washington Post
Award Winning Visual Storyteller, Photojournalism
Photographic Editor, large staff management experience
Museum, Gallery, Lecturer, Photography
Completed 2 Short Documentary films, Honey Child and Translumination.
Video Photography and Editing capability
• Master Digital Photography
• Master Studio Lighting
• Master B&W wet chemistry
Large Format (4X5” View and 2 ¼” film) camera capability

Professional Memberships
National Association of Black Journalists
College Art Association
National Press Photographers Association
White House News Photographers Association

Volunteer Experience
Chairman, Planning and Zoning Commission, Highland Beach, MD (current).
Commissioner of Public Works, Highland Beach, MD.
Howard University, Hilltop Newspaper photographic advisor, 1986
Urban Journalism Workshop, University of Maryland
Central High School, newspaper advisor, Capital Heights, MD
Woodson High School, newspaper advisor for school year 1991-1992

Awards and Honors
Wm R. Hearst Visiting Professor, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, SOC, 2007
Exposure Group, Community Service Award, 1999
NABJ, First Place Multi- Image and First Place Print (shared) 1996
Society of Professional Journalists, 1996
Maryland- Delaware- DC Press Association, 1989, 1995
Chesapeake AP Mark Twain Award, 1995
White House News Photographers Association, 1980, 1981, 1990
Society of News Design, 1989- 1990
World Press, “Artists at Work” Exhibit, Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, 1974
The Hague, (permanent collection), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1974

M.F.A.: Photography and Digital Imaging
2005 Maryland Institute College of Art
M.A.: Digital Art
2004 Maryland Institute College of Art
B.A.: Philosophy
1970, Howard University