Bill Bangham is a photojournalist, writer and editor living near Richmond, Virginia. He has worked in over 70 countries. His assignments include: Children exposed to radiation by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster; street people of India; war widows of Sierra Leone; Balkan conflicts in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo; Iraq; Arab Spring; the first nations people in the United States and Brazil; and the Panama invasion. He was on the staff of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention for 20 years, where he served as editor-in-chief for theCOMMISSION magazine, and CommissionStories magazine, for which he was the founding editor. Before that he was editor of World Mission Journal, and associate editor of MissionsUSA magazines.
During his tenure at the IMB, he was founder of The Academy, an institute for advanced communication arts and strategy. He is also co-founder of ABRO (American Belarusian Relief Organization), which has worked with over 12,000 children exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
He retired from the IMB in 2015, and is now teaching, speaking, taking occasional assignments, hanging gallery exhibits and working on personal projects.
His work in photography, writing, editing and design has been recognized with major awards in both secular and religious competitions. They include Pictures of the Year international and the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism awards.
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Bangham is a photojournalist, writer and editor living near Richmond, Virginia. His work has appeared in secular and religious publications the United States and overseas; his photography, writing and design recognized with major secular and religious awards. They include Pictures of the Year international (three times) and the National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism awards (twice).
He retired after 20 years from the International Mission Board in 2015 and is currently teaching, speaking, writing, taking occasional assignments, exhibiting photography, and working on personal projects.
“Disposed,” a collaborative exhibit with painter Brendan Yanu Rigdon, watercolorist Connie De Bordenave, three-dimensional cutouts by illustrator Cassandra Lynn-Collins Troy, and a textile installation by Leah Westberry and three refugee women from the Heela Sewing Project at Gallery Edit, Richmond, Va., for International Refugee Day.
“The Least of These,” India’s street people, Syrian and Bosnian external refugees, and the persecuted and imprisoned of Tunisia at The Gallery, Stony Point Church, Bon Air, Va.
“Cuba Libre,” contemporary Cuba, an exhibit traveling between The Daily Grind, Caffespresso, and Cambridge Church in Richmond, Va.
“The Broken and Dying: Street People of India” at Gallery Edit, Richmond, Va.
“War Widows of Sierra Leone” at The Daily Grind, Richmond, Va.
“Indigenous Tribes of the Sao Francisco River” at The Daily Grind, Richmond, Va.
“Beyond Arab Spring” at The Daily Grind, Richmond, Va.
“A Retrospective: My Work Thus Far” at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
“Children of Chernobyl,” at Cafe Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., and International Mission Board, Richmond, Va.
“Japanese Light” with Jim Burton at Union Planters Bank for Memphis in May, Memphis, Tenn.
“Australian Light” at Union Planters Bank for Memphis in May, Memphis, Tenn.
Freelance photojournalist, writer, speaker, workshop leader, and teacher.
Co-founder and board member, ABRO (American Belarusian Relief Organization), A non-profit 501c3 organization that assists children living in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
International Mission Board, Richmond, Va. 2014-2015
Founder and director, ConnectX, Richmond, Va., global communication webinars, seminars, and training.
Founder and director, The Academy, Richmond, Va., storytelling, advanced multidisciplinary communications training and strategy.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, CommissionStories magazine.
Director, Media Production: Editorial, Photography, Video.
Colleague, Genesis Photo Agency, San Francisco, Calif.
Director of Photography
Editor-in Chief, theCommission magazine, until publication was suspended.
Director of Presentation, responsible for the visual look of the agency, also supervised its photographers and designers.
Associate editor, MissionsUSA magazine, Home Mission Board, Atlanta, Ga.
Brotherhood Commission, Memphis, Tenn. 1985-1989
Editor, World Mission Journal magazine, book editor and video producer. 1984-85
Director, Curriculum and Training, national coordinator for Southern Baptist
Associate Editor, World Mission Journal magazine.
Vice president, Calinectes, Inc., design and construction firm, Annapolis, Md.
Biologist, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Teaching, Speaking, Non-profits and Other Experiences
Teacher, visual storytelling, Storytellers Abroad Workshop, Santiago, Chile.
Lifetime Membership, Baptist Communicators Association, Atlanta, Ga.
Selected for Wall of Honor, Parsons College Alumni Association, Fairfield, Iowa.
Co-founder & board member, ABRO (American Belarusian Relief Organization), a non- profit 501c3 organization that assists children living in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Guest Lecturer on photojournalism and storytelling, School of Photography, University of the Nations, Kona, Hawaii.
Board of Directors, World Horizons-USA, Christian organization sponsoring Gallery Edit in Richmond, Va., involved internationally in Art as Mission.
Teacher, visual storytelling, Hillside Mission Organization, Richmond, Va.
Speaker, The Makers Series: Creativity, Conversation, Community. The arts as a form of welcome, and people who welcome others into the creative life.
Presenter and staff, The Southwestern Photojournalism Conference, Fort Worth, Texas; a conference for those who consider photojournalism a calling and an act of bearing witness.
Lecturer, The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center, Huntingdon, Tenn.; “Visual Storytelling: The image, the Spoken and Written Word.”
Colleague, Genesis Photo Agency, San Francisco, Calif.
Guest Lecturer, School of Journalism, California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.
Photo Editor, The Lausanne Congress, Cape Town, South Africa.
Speaker & contest judge, The Southern Short Course in News Photography, Charlotte, N.C.
Speaker & contest judge, Virginia Press Photographers annual meeting, Norfolk, Va.
Guest Lecturer, Town and Gown Speakers Series, Union University, Jackson Tenn.; “Media and Society: Your World is Changing.”
Co-founder, Finder Shelter, Coates, N.C., assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina find shelter and housing in the immediate aftermath of the storm.
Freelance writer, photographer, and author, Annapolis, Md.
Co-founder and principal, CEER (Center for Environmental Education and Research), Washington, D.C.
Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa B.S. Biology, 1970
University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Interdisciplinary Studies, 1978-79
Research: “The Creation of Settings as an Agent for Social Change”
The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc., 1994
Humanitarian Award for Working with Children Exposed to Radiation from the Chernobyl Nuclear Diaster, Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus.
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