James Michalowski is a central New York-based visual journalist and editor, who after eight years in Florida, relocated to Chenango County in late 2011.

     Most recently, he was an adjunct professor of editorial photography at The Southeast Center for Photographic Studies a Daytona Beach, Florida.

     The Center, comprised of lower-level students enrolled at Daytona State College (formerly Daytona Beach Community College) and upper-level (University of Central Florida) has an enrollment exceeding 350 students with concentrations in commercial/studio, and fine art photography.

     From 2004 to 2008, he was photography editor at The Daytona Beach News-Journal, a 100,000 circulation daily newspaper, the last, large, family-owned newspaper in Florida.

     Previously, he was a staff photographer and director of photography at The Citizen at Auburn, in central New York from 1996-2002.

     Michalowski attended Syracuse University earning a Masters of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Media (Newspaper) and Business Administration, jointly, from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Whitman School of Management in 1995. Previously, he earned a bachelor of science degree in photojournalism from Newhouse in 1993.

     He has been recognized for excellence in photography, picture-editing and design by the National Press Photographers Association, Society for News Design, The Associated Press (N.Y.), Florida (state) and Syracuse Press Clubs.

     Michalowski currently serves on the volunteer director on the national board of directors of the National Press Photographers Association and was formerly its Region 6 (southeast United States) director since 2008. Michalowski is a member of the Society for News Design, Online News Association and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.