Lee Celano
Photography, United States
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Contact details
601 Lesseps St
New Orleans, LA 70117
Tel: 504 218-8337
Brief Summary

Adaptable and effective while photographing wide range of assignments.
Strong background in photojournalism.
Specialized in corporate event photography.
Proficient with evolving technologies in digital photography and electronic delivery.



Over 20 years experience photographing major news events and documenting social change. Produces insightful and informative pictures covering such stories as political upheaval in Haiti, Russia’s transition to capitalism, the Los Angeles riots and many U.S. presidential campaigns. Relocated to New Orleans to document the recovery from Hurricane Katrina. In-depth work follows residents in various stages following the hurricanes: during flooding, returning home, clean-up, rebuilding, life in FEMA trailers and return of cultural vitality.

Corporate Events/Public Relations

Regularly shoots press conferences, product announcements, trade shows, charity events, celebrity appearances, parties and meetings. Able to distribute publicity photos to local media, the Associated Press, Reuters and Yahoo News Photos upon request. Other corporate projects include annual reports, marketing brochures, catalogues, public relations material and web sites. Hired by Microsoft yearly to photograph Computer Electronics show to shoot promotional imagery.


California State University, Fullerton; BA, Communications, 1987
Editorial clients include Conde Nast Portfolio, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Reuters, Smithsonian, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Tatler, and Time.

Corporate and institutional clients include Adidas, American Honda, Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, Fleishman-Hillard, Ford Foundation, Gatorade, eBay, Hard Rock International, Ingram Micro, Jones Lang LaSalle, Maybelline, Microsoft, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and Yahoo.

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