|GEOFF OLIVER BUGBEE grew up in Louisville where the photo essays of W. Eugene Smith had a profound effect and have remained a lasting influence. While pursuing a degree from Brooks Institute in California, he began an extensive documentary project covering eye surgery en masse in Tamil Nadu, south India. The experience made an indelible mark and set into motion a 15-year professional course that continues today with a vivid body of work from over 40 countries, including Haiti, DR Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tibet, Bolivia, Vietnam, Albania and Kosovo. |
His visual compass points to critical social and global health issues, from curable blindness, to HIV/AIDS, to climate change and food scarcity in the developing world.
Whether at work in former conflict zones or documenting established country projects for international humanitarian and development groups, Geoff is relied upon by a range of non-profit and corporate clients to be dropped anywhere in the world and consistently return with the true essence of the story - in pictures, video, and compelling case study writing. His editorial clients include The New York Times, Gannett, and National Geographic Books.