Ep.156 Joe McNally Returns – Surviving A Pandemic – A Year In The Life of Joe McNally

Episode Notes

Please welcome back, for the third time and the first guest to do so, our dear friend Joe McNally. Joe very kindly made time to chat about his last 12 months, hunkering down during the pandemic and finding ways to keep busy, sane and still working. Whenever you speak to Joe you can learn so much, one of the most hardworking and nicest guys in the industry, you can see why so many respect Joe and we are so proud to call him a friend. Sit back, listen and relax as Joe, Alan Hess and Dave Clayton talk life and photography!






Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer whose prolific career includes assignments in nearly 70 countries. McNally is known world-wide as not only one of the top, technically excellent photographers of his generation, but his charming demeanor, confidence and humor make him a sought-after choice from CEO’s to celebrities to commercial and magazine clients alike. He is among the rare breed of photographer who has bridged the world between photojournalism and advertising, amassing an impressive commercial and advertising client list including FedEx, Sony, ESPN, Adidas, Land’s End, General Electric, Epson, MetLife, USAA, New York Stock Exchange, Lehman Brothers, PNC Bank, and the Beijing Cultural Commission. McNally is equally comfortable climbing buildings or lighting a telescope to capturing quiet, sensitive subject matter with confidence in medical surroundings. He has shot numerous cover stories and highly complex features for the National Geographic, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated, where his research skills and unmatched preparedness were highly valued.

McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalistic Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” He has been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. He has also adapted to the Internet driven media world where his work is regularly cited in social media surveys as sources of inspiration and industry leadership. McNally is a proud Nikon Ambassador and also a recent member to the Capture One Ambassador team.