Dewitt Jones
  • Dewitt Jones
  • National Geographic Photographer
  • Biography

Biographical Information
Dewitt Jones is one of America's top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty years. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards before he was thirty. Twenty years as a freelance photographer for National Geographic earned him a reputation as a world class photojournalist.

Turning to advertising, Jones rose to the forefront of corporate creative marketing photographing national advertising campaigns for Dewar's Scotch, Canon, and United Airlines.

He has published nine books, including California!, Visions Of Wilderness, What The Road Passes By, Robert Frost, A Tribute To The Source, Canyon Country and John Muir's High Sierra. His most recent book, The Nature Of Leadership was created in collaboration with Stephen R. Covey (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People). Dewitt's column, Basic Jones, appears monthly in Outdoor Photographer magazine.

Dewitt is well known in the islands. He is a resident of Molokai, an island with a population of just seven thousand people.

He is recognized as a world class lecturer. His knowledge of the creative process, his relaxed and genuine style, and his ability to communicate make his presentations truly outstanding.


Speech Titles / Topics
1. Extraordinary Visions - Where do we find the vision to take our lives to the next level? How do we summon the passion to keep "raising the bar"? How can we make our life less of a struggle and more of a joy? For photographer and creativity expert, Dewitt Jones, the answers to these questions lie in the images we hold about ourselves, our future and the way in which we grow.
2. Dare to Dance - Dare to Dance is a version of Dewitt's "Extraordinary Visions" _program customized for meetings in Hawaii. The themes of Vision, Passion, Purpose and Creativity are interlaced with stories and images drawn from Dewitt's time in these beautiful Pacific Isles.
3. Clear Vision - In his keynote presentation, award winning photographer Dewitt Jones explores the fundamentals of creativity - what they are, how they exist in each of us, and how to remove the blocks that keep us from accessing them. Using his own exceptional photographs as examples, Dewitt helps his audiences see the world with new eyes and rediscover their own creative gifts.

Past Organizations Addressed
"AARP A. G. Edwards Allied Van Lines American Academy of Family Physicians American Assn of Critical Care Nurses American Assn of Nurseryman American Airlines American Medical Assn American Pharmacy Assn American Red Cross ASAE American Trucking Assn Apple Computer Aspen Ski Corporation Associated Grocers, Inc BBDO Advertising Bell South Cellular Blue Cross Bristol Meyers Charles Schwab Chevron Chili’s Cigna Insurance Coca Cola Connecticut Mutual Insurance Consumer Bankers Assn Credit Union Executive Society Crum & Forester Cypress Semiconductor Dain Rauscher Del Monte Foods Digital Dresser Industries Equifax Fireman's Fund Insurance Franklin Covey Company General Dynamics Grubb & Ellis Hewlett Packard Hitachi IBM ICPA John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Kaiser Permanante LIMRA International M&M Mars Marriott Corporation Mattel Toys McDonnel Douglas Meeting Professionals International Merck and Company Merrill Lynch Million Dollar Round Table Monsanto Mutual of New York National Grocers Association National Realtors Assn Executives National Safety Council National Secondary School Assn Nike Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Nutrasweet Pacific Bell Paine Webber Prudential Insurance Ritz Carlton Hotels S. C. Johnson Companies Securities Industry Institute Sun Microsystems Tandem Thrifty Car Rental Three Com United States Air Force United Way Walt Disney Co. YPO "