I'm a storyteller. I have been a photojournalist at The Pacific Palisades Post, The Malibu Times, The Winston-Salem Journal, Southern California Sports Magazine, Charlotte Magazine, Community Arts Cafe Magazine, and American Profile Magazine. My photographs have also been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Post, The Associated Press, People Magazine, and Us Weekly Magazine. Some of these images can be found on here.
In 2006 I created and curated the national exhibition A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans. It consists of photographs and quotes from veterans sharing their experiences in Vietnam. It is now in the permanent collection at the North Carolina Museum of History and continues to travel. My first book, Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans - The Memories They Brought Home, is based on that exhibition and was released in 2020. The story of this project is here.
Awards: 1st Place Feature photography (multiples) - California Newspaper Publishers Association; 1st Place Sports photography - California Newspaper Publishers Association; Distinguished Service Award - Military Order of the Purple Heart; 1st Place Award - Photography Book category - Military Writers Society of America; One of 20 People of the Year - GoTriad Magazine; 1st Place Feature photograph - Greensboro News & Record; Editors Choice for documentary short film for Patty - This Is My Normal, RiverRun International Film Festival; Photographer of the Year - The Corsair newspaper.
While in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I served as Photography Coordinator at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, taught photography to students with disabilities at the Enrichment Center, was artist-in-residence at the WSFC Schools Career Center, and staff photographer and instructor for 15 years at Summit School.
I am the owner of Martin Tucker Photography, specializing in events, performing arts and documentary photography/film.