Greg Foster attended the art school at the University of Georgia, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1983. He began his career working for daily newspapers, and soon moved on to magazine work, specializing in portraits and feature stories. He has worked for clients such as Sports Illustrated, Fortune Magazine, Time, Golf Digest, and a host of other magazines, as well as for large metropolitan newspapers such as The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. His work has been published the world over, and he has worked on assignment in every corner of the United States, as well as in a variety of foreign countries. He has to his credit several hundred covers and front page photos published in some of the world’s top publications. His work has also appeared in a variety of books, including The NBA at 50, A Day in the Life of The National Hockey League, and the NBA’s Best Shots, as well as in television documentaries by ESPN, Fox Sports, NFL Films, and CBS.
In addition to his magazine portrait and feature story work, Greg has also worked on assignment for wire services and newspapers covering events such as the Super Bowl, The Masters, the NBA Playoffs, Major League Baseball’s All-Star game, and The World Series. He has also done corporate and advertising photography for companies such as The NBA, Norfolk-Southern Railroads, Suntrust, The Coca-Cola Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Kodak, and HBO.
In 2004, one of Greg’s Sports Illustrated cover photos was included in the magazine’s 50th Anniversary issue showcasing the magazine’s greatest photos. Some of his other honors have included awards in the International Pictures of the Year competition, inclusion in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, a variety of awards at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and being named Georgia Photographer of the Year. He is based in Atlanta, and spends much of his spare time playing slide guitar with blues bands.