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photographer , writer

Helen Vezelma Longest-Slaughter, American photographer, writer.


Longest-Slaughter, Helen Vezelma was born on October 23, 1944 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Daughter of John Floyd and Clara (Weeks) Longest.


Student, College of Charleston (South Carolina.), 1976-1977;Bachelor in History, George Washington University, Washington, 1980.


Legal secretary, various law firms, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Florida, 1963-1987;president, Nature Images, Inc., West Palm Beach, Florida, since 1987;president, photo editor, Nature Photographer magazine, West Palm Beach, since 1990. Board directors Nature Images Photographic Workshop, West Palm Beach.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Shooting Dramatic Sunrises and Sunsets without Filters, 1990, 91, The Critical Desigion: When to Underexpose or Overexpose, 1990, 91. (series of 7 how-to photograph wildlife pamphlets, nature photography correspondence course.


Member Palm Beach County Arts Council, 1987-1990. Member National Audubon Society (Everglades chapter 1986-1990), The Humane Society, National Organization Animals and Health, Wildlife Photography Association, Loxahatchee Natural History Association (board directors 1988-1989), North America Nature Photography Association (board directors 1994-1995, national chairperson Youth Environmental Through Camera, since 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, biking, reading.


John Floyd Longest

Clara (Weeks) Longest