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Eric Seals

Detroit Free Press
Photo and video journalist
Over the years Eric has covered many events from various Presidential campaigns, the Intifada in Israel/Palestine, 5 months covering the war in Iraq & many sports from the Olympics in Beijing to several Super Bowls, World Series & NBA Finals.

In May of 2008 Eric eagerly embraced video storytelling as the Detroit Free Press started the push to video online at Freep.com.
Seals has done a variety of stories from video features to short documentaries & projects. His first film “Graveyard of the Great Lakes, A Shipwreck Hunter’s Quest to Discover the Past.” has played at nine film festivals around the country in since October of 2015.
Seals loves bringing a cinematic look, feel & style to his stories while always staying true to the one thing that matters more than anything else…the story, the story, the story!

He has been recognized for his video storytelling with two MPPA Multimedia Photographer of the Year awards in 2012, 2016 and runner up 2013-2015, a national Webby Award, several POYi, NPPA-BOP awards & nine Michigan Emmys.

Teaching is a passion for him & several times a year he does that at various workshops from the NPPA Multimedia Immersion at Syracuse University, the Mountain Workshops at Western Kentucky University & the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.
He’s also judged & spoke at several national & state contests around the US.

Seals embraces the “Reach One, Teach One” philosophy & enjoys mentoring others around the country interested in this amazing profession of ours!

Always there to help & answer any questions about photo & video storytelling Seals can be reached at eric@ericseals.com.
He can also be found & followed on Twitter/Instagram as @ericseals.