Michael G. Seamans is an award-winning photojournalist and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographer's Association Best of Photojournalism as 2nd place Photographer of the Year (Small Market) in 2020 and earning the NPPA New England Region Photographer of the Year in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Seamans' work has also been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Society of Environmental Journalists, Society for Advancing Editing and Writing, Colorado Press Association, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, and the Maine Press Association. His work has appeared on the Weather Channel, Foreign Policy, USA Today, The Atlantic Online, Daily Mail London, and many other publications worldwide. Mike’s professional photojournalism career has brought him from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone to the steep rock and ice of the Moose’s Tooth in the Alaska Range. His documentary work has covered issues ranging from poverty and terminal illness to high angle adventure projects in the world of climbing and mountaineering. Mike is currently on staff at the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal and has interned at newspapers The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., the Jackson Hole News & Guide, Wyo., and worked as a staff photojournalist at the Fort Collins Coloradoan.
2022 Finalist Pictures of the Year International 79, Sport life and Recreation
2021 2nd Place Photographer of the Year (small market) Best of Photojournalism
2021 Best in Show, Maine Press Association
2020 NPPA New England Region Photographer of the Year
2020 Maine Press Association, Best in Show
2019 Pictures of the Year International, Award of Excellence, "Backyard Hockey"
2019 NPPA New England Region Photographer of the Year
2019 Grant: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, A Deadly Shade of Green
2018 NPPA New England Region Photographer of the Year
2018 Society of Environmental Journalist, Outstanding Feature Lobster Prince
2018 SABEW Feature for Weather Channel on Climate Change, Honorable Mention
2018 Maine Press Association, Best Video for First Ascent; Bomb Cyclone
2015 Grant: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Beyond Ebola