Dan Lamont is an internationally recognized, award winning photojournalist and a long-time contributor to many publications including Time, Newsweek, Life, Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, The new York Times, Smithsonian, GEO, Stern and Der Spiegel. His corporate, advertising and nonprofit clients include Microsoft, AT&T, Uniliver, Acccenture, The Ford Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Casey Family Programs, United Way and Volunteers of America. Dan is an expert in production and business analysis for independent content producers. He holds a Master of Communication in Digital Media and is a sought after speaker and teacher. His courses, lectures and workshops have been presented by The University of Washington, The Art Institute of Seattle, The Photographic Center Northwest, The American Society of Media Photographers, The National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Photographic Education. He sits on the University of Washington Communications Alumni Board and is a former Director of the AMerican Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Past-president of the ASMP Foundation, and served on the board of the Blue Earth Alliance.
Daniel Forster was born on Valentine’s Day, in Murten, Switzerland. After an apprenticeship in a photo studio in Berne, he became a freelance photographer in 1974 and has since covered ten America’s Cups and eleven Olympic Games, one of them the Winter Games in Calgary.
His photographs appear in every major Yachting magazine in Europe, the USA, New Zealand, and Australia. 1986/87 TIME magazine sent him for five months to Perth, Australia and used his picture of America’s Cup winner Dennis Conner on the February cover.
Daniel is one of the official photographers in charge of the Rolex Yachting events. Which means covering events like New York Yacht Club events, the Rolex Fastnet Race, Rolex Baltic Regatta, Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, Rolex Swan Cup, Rolex Middle Sea Race and Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
This hectic schedule still leaves some time for a Cape Horn rounding or a Galapagos cruise. Daniel Forster now lives in Jamestown, just across the bridge from Newport, Rhode Island, USA. During his off time he goes fishing with his daughter Daphne.