Ed Zirkle has a fine arts degree in Photograph and Cinema from The Ohio State University. He started his career in photography as a photojournalist and then went on to get a degree in fine arts. Having lived all over these United States Ed learned to be a documentarian of life, seeing the world around him, not just looking at it.
His images have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Business Week, US Magazine, National Geographic Special Publications, AP, UPI, Better Homes and Gardens, Women’s Magazine, Ohio Magazine and other major publications.
Though trained as a photojournalist Ed is comfortable in a commercial studio working on client products as well as providing portraits for family and friends. He provides his clients the same insight for images as when he is working on personal documentation projects.
As a member of National Press Photographers Association and the Ohio News Photographers Association Ed has won many local and national awards for his images. He was Education Chairman for the annual Ohio convention and is very active in promoting photography as an art.
Ed opened the first photography gallery in Columbus, OH and worked on the revival of a 1930 Paramount movie theater in Mansfield, OH.
Ed has taught photography at The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College and looks forward to teaching classes on a more personal level.