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journalist , Photographer

David Foster Cupp, American photographer, journalist.


Cupp, David Foster was born on February 4, 1938 in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Foster Wilson and Elizabeth (Erhard) Cupp.


Bachelor of Arts Journalism, U. Miami (Florida), 1960.


Staff photographer, Miami News, 1960-1963;staff photographer, Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1963-1966;photographer, writer, International Harvesters, Chicago, 1966-1967;picture editor, National Geography Magazine, Washington, 1967;photographer, National Geography Magazine, 1967-1969;picture editor, Detroit Free Press, 1969;writer, photographer, Denver Post, 1969-1977;freelance writer, photographer, 1977-1988;director photography, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, 1988-1990;instructor photojournalism, department journalism, U. Missouri, Columbia, 1990;instructor School Visiting Communication, Ohio U., Athens, 1991-1992;working book author, Cupp Design, Inc., Atlanta, 1993;graphics editor, Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Sun-Sentinel, 1993-1994;freelance writer & photographer, Hilliard, Ohio., since 1994;president, creative director, Photos Online, Inc., Hilliard, OH., since 1995. Teacher junior and senior high school-adult classes, including Journalist-in-the-schools, pilot program, Aurora, Colorado, 1974-1976, National Endowment Arts poet-in-residence 5 Colorado schools. Photography aboard Voyager Spacecraft.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author Search and Rescue Dogs, 1988. Contributing author: National Geography books. Co-author: Cindy, a Hearing Ear Dog, The Animal Shelter, All Wild Creatures Welcome.

      Contributor article, photographs to popular magazines.


Board of directors Friends of Children of Vietnam, adoption agency, 1973. Member National Press Photographers Association (recipient numerous awards, citations, including, named National runner-up Photographer of Year 1965, 72, named Regional Photographer of Year 1974, recipient 2nd Place News Picture Story award 1974, 3rd Place Sports Picture Story award 1974, McWilliams award for picture story 1974, McWilliams award for single picture 1974, 75, 2d Home, Family Picture Story award 1972, co-chairman national convention), Colorado Press Photographers Association (Vice-President), American Society Magazine Photographers.


Married Catherine Lucille Lum, November 20, 1965. Children: Mary Catherine, David Patterson, John.

Foster Wilson Cupp

Elizabeth (Erhard) Cupp

Catherine Lucille Lum

Mary Catherine Cupp

David Patterson Cupp

John Cupp