Thomas Michael Corcoran

Seoul, South Korea

(+82) 010-2416-2235


I work and freelance as a journalist, photographer, graphic designer, artist, and instructor. I am responsible for finding, writing, and photographing stories of interest and occasionally supervising subordinates' assignments. My understanding of multiple aspects of journalism: photography/video, writing, layout/design, and media relations, has made me a valued contributor to many publications and news agencies.



ZUMA Press Photographer   Seoul

-Freelance member of The Senate Press Gallery and the National Press Photographers Association

-Freelance clients have included The Washington PostThe Denver Rocky Mountain News, Getty Images, European PressPhoto Agency, Scripps Howard News Service, ESPN the Magazine, The Brookings Institution, Aflac, Monocle Magazine, Travesias, The American Humane Society, United Press International, and The Wall Street Journal.

Staff Photographer Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME., Aug. 2008 – November 2008

-1st Place Spot News NPPA Region 1, September 2008

Copy Editor Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, Augusta, ME., Aug. 2007 – Aug. 2008

-Selected and edited local, state, and national stories and photos, and designed layout of pages

Graphic and Layout Designer American Society for Engineering Education, January to June 2007

-Produced graphics and design work, using a variety of techniques and software, for award-winning academic publications

-Did pagination and layout work for society publications

-Produced several full and half-page magazine advertisements

Photojournalism Instructor (Advanced Placement) Sandy Spring Friends School, MD., Fall 2005

-Taught journalism history as well as photojournalism techniques and theories to juniors and seniors working for the high school newspaper

-Wrote curriculum and evaluated final photo stories for aesthetic, technical, and journalistic qualities

Assistant Instructor E.L.Haynes Public Charter School, Washington, D.C., Fall 2006

-Taught 3rd and 4th graders and helped them with their English homework in our after-school program

-Wrote curriculum for "world studies" class to help the students learn about outher countries.



26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N..C, Jan. 2001 - Sept. 2002

-Wrote and photographed for the Marine Corps-wide news wire, as well as Camp Lejeune's Globe

-Responded to media queries involving our units deployable status

-Produced photographic, print news, and video coverage of the Marine Expeditionary Unit's intense, year-long Special Operations training

-Produced both military and civilian front-page coverage of the controversial Naval Gunfire Training from the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico

-Provided coverage and civilian media support as Expeditionary Unit Marines made their way across the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and into the North Arabian Sea following the events of 9-11

-Provided media support, protection, and front-page coverage from Kandahar, Afghanistan for The New York Times and other publications, as well as coverage for Time MagazineThe Christian Science Monitor, and Stars and Stripes

-Photos included in The New York Times' photo book A Nation Challenged, and the National Geographic Society book FROM THE FRONTThe Story of War

Joint Public Affairs Office Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Feb. 2000 - Jan. 2001

-Responded to media queries, many of which concerned mishaps with the controversial vertical-lift aircraft, the MV-22 Osprey

-Helped with layout and design of New River Air Station's RotoVue

-Provided Media escort and tours of the air station

-Photographed and wrote front-page stories for RotoVue and Jacksonville, N.C.'s Daily News

6th Marine Regiment, Air/Ground Task Force Twentynine Palms Combat Center, CA., Dec. 1999 - Feb. 2000

-Tasked with the news coverage of all air and ground units training at Twentynine Palms Air/Ground Combat Center for Combined Arms Exercise

-Photographed front page article for the civilian-owned Marine Corps Times

-Photographed and wrote front-page stories and double trucks for Camp Lejeune's Globe

-Photographed and wrote front-page stories for New River Air Station's RotoVue

Joint Public Affairs Office Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Sept. 1998 - Dec. 1998

-Wrote news and feature stories and photographed for the station bi-weekly newspaper the RotoVue

-Several of my first stories appeared in the Marine Corps-wide publications, Marines Magazine and Continental Marine




Corcoran College of Art and Design Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photojournalism, Washington D.C., 2006

-Studied under Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Stephen Crowley (photographer, New York Times), and Tyler Marshall (writer, Los Angeles Times), as well as photo critic and author Andy Grundberg (New York Times)

-126th Annual Academic Studies Faculty Award

Defense Information School Basic Journalism Course, Electronic Journalism Course, Ft. Meade, MD., in 1999

Art Institute of Pittsburgh Associate Degree in Visual Communication, Pittsburgh 1996-98