Management Team

Scott Mc Kiernan • Julie MasonRuaridh Stewart

Scott Mc Kiernan - BIO

Scott Mc Kiernan is a media industry leader. Mc Kiernan's dynamic leadership of the ZUMA Press family of companies, as well as decades of wide-ranging experience in photojournalism have proven to be instrumental in establishing one of the largest editorial photo agencies in the world and the first digital age picture agency: ZUMA Wire.

Mc Kiernan as a Web pioneer in '92, launched the net's first database for editorial pictures. Today his agency is the agent to some of the world's most respected photojournalists (3,000+), newspapers (100+), agencies (66+) and wire services (9) and always evolving. Running a global staff of 40+. With an end product, creating the largest editorial archive online.

Between Mc Kiernan's design work, photography as well as picture editing and his roster of stellar photojournalists photography, they have won numerous major awards for picture editing and photography, including Pictures of The Year (POYi), Best of Photojournalism (NPPA's BOP), Communications Arts, World Press Awards as well as a few Pulitzers.

Proud to have judged: POYi, NPPA's BOP (Best in Photography) Awards, Southern Short Course, Atlanta PJ Seminar as well as many other contests worldwide.

Mc Kiernan's ultimate pride and joy is his two sons: Sean Emerson (3) and Jeremy (26). Who with his lovely wife Kelly and sidekick black lab: Kona, enjoy the waves of Southern California. Mc Kiernan remains an active shooter today, living for finding and making that one image that can make a true difference.

For more on Scott and ZUMA go to,, or DOUBLEtruck Magazine. Or check out his most recent ventures: and the birth of the first pure Photojournalism Only Gallery:

Scott Mc Kiernan Presents:

1972 SMP - Scott Mc Kiernan Photography Founded in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. By a teenager with a passion for photography. And a vision for journalism and story telling. Who quested to find and bring back, the stories that need to be told. From the four corners of the globe, for the world's major magazines.

1980 Big Wednesday Show
Original name: Photo Night. Was monthly in NYC, now moved to west coast. (

1993 ZUMA Press
The First Picture Agency of the Digital Age.

1994 ZUMA TV
Investigative Footage and production for the major Networks.

2003 Keystone Press Agency
The Original Wire Service was Est. 1882, Bought by Scott Mc Kiernan in 2003.

2003 zReportage
The Online eZine of Reportage: Stories That Need to Be Told. (

2004 DOUBLEtruck Magazine QUARTERLY
Last 90 days of news from the best photographers around the globe.
Winner of numerous awards, including: NPPA's BOP's Best Photography Magazine 2007. (

2006 ZUMA Books: The Bearing Witness Series
First Hand Testimony. First book (Testify) won POYi Best Picture Book and Lucie 2007.

2009 The Kona Gallery and Photojournalism Center
Photojournalism's new home for exhibitions, lectures and workshops.

2010 The Pictures of The Day
24/7/365 Global New updated with best photographs possible, every 15 minutes.

2012 zMultiMedia
Not Your Mother's TV. Stories that Need to be Seen (

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