Sony Announces Five New Artisans of Imagery

  By Kaitlyn Kerr


Sony has announced that they are adding five new incredible photographers to their roster of Artisans. Paul Nicklen, Taylor Rees, David Burnett, Jean Fruth and Nancy Borowick join the group of high-profile, respected photographers that rely on Sony Alpha gear.

Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologists with an incredible portfolio of wild creatures. He works as an assignment photographer for National Geographic Magazine and is the co-founder of SeaLegacy, a conservation society that he co-founded with another Artisan, Cristina Mittermeier.

Jean Fruth is a professional sports photographer, with a focus on baseball all across North and Central America. She covers everything from grassroots to the Major Leagues, and shoots the game and the people, places and the stories behind it year round.

Nancy Borowick is a photographer, author, speaker and teacher renowned internationally for her immersive and emotionally-driven work. She has exhibited work in over 100 cities around the world and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, such as World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. Over the last decade, her focus has narrowed to telling stories of health, struggle and personal relationships.

Taylor Rees is a filmmaker and photojournalist with a passion for exploring and capturing the stories beneath the surface. Her filmmaking work has centred around natural resource conflicts, humanity, and adventure, and has taken her all over the globe from Alaska to Nepal to the Congo and more.

David Burnett is a photojournalist with over fifty years of experience and a co-founder of the photojournalism agency Contact Press Images, based in New York. He has covered almost every Olympic Games since 1984, and is mainly published in periodicals.

All five join the existing 41 Sony Artisans of Imagery worldwide. Visit Alpha Universe for more.



Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.