MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - MILT PUTNAM
Milt was born in Newry, South Carolina. Most of his early life was spent fishing the streams and hunting the hills of Oconee County.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 18. He became one of the military's top photojournalists and was selected to photograph the Apollo 8, 10, and 11 recoveries. Apollo flights 8 and 10 were the first manned flights to orbit the moon. Apollo 11 was the first landing and walk on the moon.
His navy assignments also included: The Queen of England's visit to Boston, a three-month expedition to Antarctica with the National Science Foundation, the return of POWs from Vietnam, and earthquake relief in Peru.
He was selected as photojournalist of the year 1976.
In 1979, he retired from US Navy as a Chief Photographer. He was the Operations Chief for the Navy Combat Photography Command at Norfolk, Va. He also was Bureau Chief Photographer for The Palm Beach Post at Stuart, Fl., covering three counties.
At the University of Florida, he managed the photography department for the Hugh Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences College covering the Gainesville campus plus twenty-five scientific research stations throughout the state. He was also the photography Editor for Impact Magazine.A former member of Corbis and The Stock Market Photo Agencies in New York City, his images have appeared worldwide.
His many credits include:
Good Morning America (TV), Women's World Magazine, Max Magazine (Paris, France), McGraw-Hill (Text-book), Zefa Picture Library (London, England), Suomen (Helsinki, Finland), N.Y. Creative Service (Billboard), Johnson & Johnson (Brochure), All State Insurance (Brochure), Children's Television Workshop (TV), Intermezzo (Magazine cover) Germany, Granata (Milan, Italy), Amway Corporation (brochure), Simon & Shuster (Textbook), Pearson Scott Foresman (Textbooks) and Worth Publishers (Textbooks), and Time Magazine.
His other credits include:
Cover photo and inside images, Hornet Plus Three, The Apollo 11 recovery, by Bob Fish, Every Man a Tiger, by Tom Clancy - inside images, and North America's Favorite Butterflies, a Pictorial Guide, Publisher, Willow Creek Press, By Patti and Milt Putnam.
Two of his images are below: