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Nov 24, 2019

Thomas DeSoto discusses his career as a professional photographer with Democracy Watch News Executive Director Mark Taylor-Canfield.    


Thomas DeSoto is an internationally recognized photographer whose body of work includes images of cultural icons in the worlds of sports, politics, and the arts. His credits also include wildlife photography in Africa. Duration 1:08:23


DeSoto's clients have included the Rolling Stones,  Universal Studios and Time Life Inc. DeSoto also photographed environmental activist Julia Butterfly during her tree-sit protest.


He is also an accomplished musician and painter.


In this interview Thomas DeSoto talks about meeting science fiction writer Harlan Ellison and his experiences photographing influential folks in the entertainment and sports industries like Tiger Woods, Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus.