Seth Butler

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Vermont Photographer Seth Butler is an award-winning freelance photographer working in the traditions of Documentary, Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography. Seth specializes in portraiture, photo-essay coverage and long-form documentary narrative for commercial, editorial, corporate, event and travel clients from as close as Vermont and New Hampshire to far reaches of New England and locations across the globe.

Seth Butler was recently chosen to represent Vermont as Vermont's Photographer in the critically acclaimed 50 States Project. Seth's recent work from Tibet will be seen in the 2011 Angkor Photography Festival.

In 2001, Seth began a project entitled, "Tattered: Investigation of an American Icon" to study of the many uses and implications of the American Flag. Heralded by Harvard Anthropologist Grant McCracken, Tattered has been featured in galleries, collections and publications including BlueEyes Magazine and Der Spiegel online.

Before becoming a founding member of Momenta Workshops, Seth developed and produced photography workshops and was a lead photography instructor on over 25 workshops for National Geographic and Magnum photographers including locations in Manhattan, Tibet, India and Myanmar. He is a a licensed Wilderness First Responder and has over three years of international workshop development training. Seth has trained approximately 300 students in his career, many of whom have gone onto professional careers as photographers.

He has worked as a photo editor and art director in the industries of publishing and advertising and his personal work is privately collected around the globe. Seth's work has been published in numerous periodicals including Snowboard Magazine, AOL Pixcetera, Vision Magazine, Trespass Magazine, The Journal of Contemporary Culture and Transworld Snowboarding Magazine, as well as newspapers including The Valley News, The Vermont Standard and The Randolph Herald.

Seth lives in Barnard, Vermont where he is currently working on a long term documentary multimedia project on sustainable living, studying farmers, architects and educators making a positive impact on environment and community. When not leading photography workshops for Momenta or traveling on assignment, he is ever devoted to perfecting his mountain biking and snowboarding skills in the hills of Vermont.

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