Michael Anthony Hubbard Photographic Artist / Media Specialist
My artwork is all about documenting life and how we live. I love candid portraits because facial expressions reveal our true inter soul. My choice of subject is fuelled by my desire to partake in the stories that unfold around me. It is truly a pleasure to capture the bond between family members, the excitement in the face of a proud parent, or the love between newly engaged couples. I am committed to taking images that unearths truths, offers healing, and creates social change.
Since the eighth grade, I have only loved one thing-photography. From my first oatmeal box camera, to a 126mm, to a 110 Instamatic and finally a Minolta 35mm at the age of 15, I am most happy looking at, talking about, taking, showing and sharing photography, any kind-anywhere. When I landed my first photography job after graduating with a degree in Art-Photography, Communication and Electrical Engineering Technology from Oakwood Collage and Alabama A&M University in 1986, it was a dream come true.
I learned so much during those first two years. Afterward, I pursued a masters degree in Media Technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Paying my way through by teaching photography classes as a graduate assistant helped me to realize how much I would love teaching. After graduating, I returned to my alma-mater to teach photography, art and video production.
Concurrently, I use my media skills to advance my work in the science education field. For the last 8 years, I have worked as a Science Education group manager for Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). I am responsible for overseeing the recruitment, selection, placement and daily operations of science education programs for sponsors including the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, National Institutes of Health, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Federal Aviation Administration. I am also responsible for activities involving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Educational Institutions (MEIs).
I have more than 19 years of experience in management and training in the areas of community relations, media relations, environmental communication, bio-medical/toxicology databases, instructional technology, public relations, communicating to underserved populations, instructional design, computer-based training (CBT), Internet development and I have worked as a professional photographer and media specialist for the past 25 years.