Mike has had the pleasure of editing with these photographers and others, recently.

Picture Editor at Large

20 years of experience

Coming Soon

Mike Davis is an award-winning professional picture editor who helps photographers improve their work. His precise editing brings out the best of existing pictures; his guidance leads to better photographs.

If you make pictures, Mike can help you.

Mike has helped scores of photographers at all levels of the profession. He has edited the work of Magazine and Newspaper Photographers of the Year several times and twice been named Picture Editor of the Year. He has helped craft 15 stories while a picture editor National Geographic Magazine, guided the visual archive of the presidency while at the White House Photo Office and edited photographic bodies of work for more than a dozen books.

He can help you by editing your existing work into portfolios, books and web presentations, guiding projects you have in the works and advising you on how to make photographs with greater clarity, depth and complexity. Need his practiced eye?

Contact Mike.


❝ Mike Davis is a virtuoso. He can take a pile of photographic notes and chords and arrange them to make a breathtaking score. Back in early 2001, I was struggling to put together a cohesive portfolio from my work…❞
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Scott Strazzante, Staff Photographer, Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois

❝ We worked together at National Geographic Magazine and I always found the experience of collaborating with him in giving form to a photographic narrative to always be a satisfying and intellectually stimulating…❞
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– David Griffin, Director of Photography,
Senior Editor, National Geographic Magazine