About Dick Durrance

Before climbing platform steps to inspire audiences nationwide, Dick Durrance’s ability to dream like a champion led to his first National Geographic assignment while still a college student at Dartmouth.

After serving as a U.S. Army combat photographer in Vietnam, he returned to National Geographic as a staff photographer.

Seven years later he set out as an entrepreneur, founding a company to create photographs for global advertising campaigns and the world’s great golf courses. He is the only photographer ever named by his peers as their Magazine Photographer of the Year and their Advertising Photographer of the Year.

“What you take away from Dick’s presentation is this thought: individual excellence not only opens pathways to the possibilities in our own lives, it is the key to well being for the entire community.” A.O. Forbes, Instructor, Colorado Rocky Mountain School


  • Military Pictures of the Year: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
    National Press Photographer’s Association
  • Magazine Photographer of the Year
    White House News Photographers Association
  • Advertising Photographer of the Year,
    American Society of Media Photographers
  • Golf Photograph of the Year,
    International Network of Golf
  • Presidential Medal for Outstanding Leadership and Achievement
    Dartmouth College
  • Finalist, Rising Star of the Year Competition, National Speakers Association
  • Partial List of Clients

    Million Dollar Round Table>

    New York Life

    RE/MAX International Broker Owner Annual Conference

    Club Managers Association of America

    The Timberland Company

    YPO Kansas

    YPO Aspen

    ASAE's Great Ideas Conference

    Shenandoah University School of Business

    Barabou Growth, LLC

    Troon Golf

    Center for Creative Leadership

    Alabama Pharmacy Association, LLC

    Fort Madison Community Hospital Foundation

    New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association


    Profoundly Gifted Retreat

    Colorado Rocky Mountain School

    Waldorf School

    Rotary Young Leadership Awards Summer Session

    East High School, Denver, CO

    The Community School

    Basalt Middle School

    Meeting Planners International

    Alabama Assoc. of Architects

    Washington Fire Chiefs Association

    Golf Course Builders Association of America

    Ohio Turf Growers Foundation

    Hotel Sales Management Association International

    Washington Society of Association Executives

    Golfweek Resort Marketing Conference

    Aurora Multi-Media Workshop

    Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives

    Golf Course Builders Assoc. of America

    Due West Land Company

    Salesman's Club Annual Convention

    Ohio Turf Growers Association

    Alabama Council Assoc. Executives

    Colorado Society of Association Executives

    Kansas Society of Association Executives

    Midwest Society of Association Executives

    New Mexico Society of Association Executives

    Oregon Society of Association Management

    Virginia Society of Association Executives

    American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

    Baltimore Chapter of ASMP

    Colorado Chapter of ASMP

    Los Angeles Chapter of ASMP

    Minneapolis Chapter of ASMP

    New England Chapter ASMP

    North Carolina Chapter of ASMP

    Oregon Chapter of ASMP

    Philadelphia Chapter of ASMP

    San Diego Chapter of ASMP

    Tennessee Chapter of ASMP

    Utah Chapter of ASMP

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