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Stan Honda is a New York-based photographer and worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency. He covered a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories. Photographing the space shuttle program for five years was a highlight of his time at AFP since he has been following the space program since childhood.

Personal projects include documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, his parents and relatives among those held. Photos of the sites and survivors can be seen in the  Camp section.

A continuing project involves night sky landscapes, combining his long time interest in astronomy and photography. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at five national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona, Rocky Mountain in Colorado and Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, photographing the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping preserve our view of the night sky. Photography of Chaco Culture and Wuptaki helped both parks being designated as International Dark Sky Parks.

Stan’s astronomy related photos have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today,, Sky & Telescope and Yahoo News. He conducts night sky photography workshops in New York City, Rocky Mountain National Park, Flagstaff, Arizona, and at the Summit Nature Photography Workshop in Wyoming. He has been interviewed by CBS This Morning, National Geographic and ABC News about photographing celestial events. His photos have been featured four times as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Stan has been part of eight solo or group exhibitions.

He manages to photograph celestial events even from New York City.

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