James K. Colton is currently Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. He began his career in 1972 as the Color Picture Editor for the Associated Press and later joined Newsweek as their Director of Photography before becoming the Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, is a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association and was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005. He was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, was the recipient of the Focusaward for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 2010, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.