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Stuart Palley is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in environmental, editorial, commercial, travel, documentary, motion/video, and fine art subject matter. Born and raised in Southern California, Stuart has photographed for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. His work has appeared TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, and The Washington Post as well.

In February 2015 Stuart received two awards in the prestigious Pictures of the Year International Photography competition for his work on drought and wildfire in California. He received Third Place in the Science & Natural History picture story category, and Honorable Mention in the Science & Natural History single image category.

His recent work on wildfires, Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night, has been featured in TIME Magazine’s Light Box, Time Magazine’s Photos of the Week, Time’s Top 100 Photo of the Year The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, and newspapers and magazines worldwide. Stuart originally funded the project by running a successful Kickstarter campaign where he raised 260% percent of his original goal. He was able to envision, fund, execute, and complete the project totally independent of any publications or institutional funding.

Stuart received his BBA and BA from Southern Methodist University and studied finance and history and minored in Photography and Human Rights. He holds a Master’s in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri.

Stuart is available locally and worldwide for select commissions and assignments. Please use the contact page to get in touch for his availability and rates. See his gallery for fine art prints of his favorite work.