Dave Gatley has been a professional photographer for over 35 years and former Chief Photographer with the Los Angeles Times. He had been with the Los Angeles Times for 18 years, and a freelance commercial / editorial photographer for 17 years. Prior to being coming a photographer, Dave worked as a senior Computer Programmer/Analyst with The RAND Corporation; specializing in military logistics, weapon systems and large databases.
Dave has primarily covered the Southwest U.S., and around the world for publications and commercial corporations like: AMEX, Barron’s, Bloomberg, Forbes, George, Insight, Life, Newsweek, People, Reader’s Digest, Time, Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Pittsburgh Post, NY Daily News, NY Times, USA Today, CBS News and “60 Minutes, General Dynamics, ITT, Lockheed, Motorola, NBC “Dateline”, National Education Association (NEA). Nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize, and once a finalist, Nationally and locally recognized as an award winning photojournalist, he has been published in most U.S. and foreign publications, newspapers and magazines. Dave continues to document, though MAI, on law enforcement and military activities for both corporate and US Government contracts.
Dave has covered the US Navy Seals training primarily in Coronado and Niland since 1986, but also in Afghanistan (Kabul & Kandahar), Bahrain, UAE (Dubai), Kuwait and Iraq (Baghdad). Other assignments have taken Dave to Bosnia, Hungary, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, Pakistan, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico. Dave is a member ASMP, also president of the San Diego News Photographers Association and lectures Photojournalism at Point Loma Nazarine University, San Diego.