Lee S. Clark
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Lee S. Clark
PO Box 51
West Newbury, VT 05085
(732) 668-2287 voice
(413) 556-8878 fax

New York's Bravest; Eight Decades Of Photographs From The Daily News Photo By Lee Clark
A previously routine illustration for a background story on Liberty Island.
Lee Sprecace Clark
PO Box 51
West Newbury, VT 05085
(732) 668-2287

Professional Experience

Freelance Picture Editor
January 2005 to Present

Freelance picture editor working primarily with New York periodicals needing temporary staff.
Picture Editor
September 1994 to January 2005
New York Daily News, New York, NY

Supervised all aspects of the Daily News’ photo desk, including image acquisition, choice and usage, as well as oversaw photo desk employees in the production of black & white and color photos. Coordinated with departments throughout the paper in researching and fulfilling image requests. Researched photos using database-driven search engines, network and remote on-line proprietary database sources, the Daily News’ physical photo archives, wire services and photo desks throughout the world. Worked with senior editorial staff to coordinate Daily News’ image coverage, including selection and preparation of the front and back cover photos, features sections and Sunday entertainment section.

In my 10 years at the Daily News I was involved in numerous changes to the department and the paper. The highlights included:

  • Transition from film to digital photography which involved training photographers and editors in all phases of capturing images, downloading, editing and transmitting to the Daily News. Designed and implemented the set-up, testing, training and manning of remote production facilities to download, edit and transmit photos from various news and sporting events on tight deadlines, including basketball, football and baseball playoffs and the World Series.
  • Transition to color which required developing standards for calibrating and producing color photos, and involved upgrading our proprietary photo editing software. I handled 90% of all color prepress production, which expanded to approximately 20% of photo usage in the paper.
  • Digital photo archiving which involved the creation and implementation of the News’ proprietary online photo database. I developed standards for custom database programming for our 2.5+ million image database to enhance archiving techniques, improve search procedures, expand picture options, improve captions and picture quality.
  • Internet photo sales which was developed in conjunction with the News’ proprietary online database. I enhanced the Daily News photo sales online database and the Daily News’ on-line edition; editing photos, captioning, color correcting and uploading on a daily basis. This separate database offered select images for sale to the public through our website.
  • Creation of emergency off-site facilities which became necessary after September 11th. I assisted in the design of a back-up off-site production facility with workstations that would allow us to get the paper out in an emergency, such as the blackout in August 2003.

Business Manager
July 1991- August 1992
Allergy Associates of New London, PC New London, CT

Managed business activities for a medical office. Duties included oversight of patient accounts, scheduling appointments, billing and processing insurance claims.
Consular Assistant
February 1990 to March 1991
American Embassy, Moscow, USSR

My duties at the embassy included working with Soviet citizens in their native language, processing emigration applications, and responding to Soviet citizen inquiries in Russian, both in person and by telephone. In addition, I coordinated the organization and transfer of all refugee files to the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, DC.
February 1988 to February 1990
US Department of Defense, Ft. Meade, MD

My duties involved dealing with Defense Department information using my Russian language skills. Held TOP SECRET clearance.


Syracuse University, Master of Science, May 1994
Communications Photography
Masters project was an in-depth picture story that illustrated how emergency rooms have become substitutes for primary doctors. Many emergency rooms are used for routine medical visits due to the lack of health insurance.
New York University, Master of Arts, June 1987
Slavic Linguistics
The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, December 1985
Russian Area Studies
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Lee S. Clark
PO Box 51
West Newbury, VT 05085
(732) 668-2287 voice
(413) 556-8878 fax