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Michael Brown

Freelance Photographer

Michael Brown served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1972. Following his Navy service, Brown studied photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale from 1974 to 1976, and launched his career as a photojournalist beginning with the Thomasville Times in Georgia in 1977.

In 1978, Brown accepted a job with Florida Today as a photojournalist. He had many notable accomplishments during his 34-year career with Florida Today, including covering all 135 Space Shuttle launches as well as the launches of hundreds of expendable rockets. Notably, Brown was recognized as a finalist for the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his photo coverage of the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.

Brown now lives and works in Florida as a freelance photographer.