A male leather saleman bides his time between customers by spinning a ball on his finger in his leather stall outside the central market in Florence, Italy.
Travel, lifestyle, people images from around the world by David Litschel photographer
David Litschel is a travel and stock photographer providing images through Alamy Stock Agency in the United Kingdom. His travels include many trips to Europe, Asia and Latin America. He is a noted educator, author,and consultant to industry and education.
For the past three years David and his wife Martha have been active voluteering with Habitat for Humanity Global Village, helping build houses for people in need in Latin America. In March of 2011 they spent two weeks in Totonicapan, Guatemala with a team from Habitat for Humanity Guatemala building a house just outside of that community. The web site built by David for team can be viewed at http://www.2011toto.org. In August and September of 2012 David and Martha worked with a Habitat for Humanity Paraguay team in Luque, Paraguay in 2012. The construction photos of that project can be viewed at the web site David created for the team at http://www.paraguay2012.net. In 2013 David and his wife will volunteer building a house with Habitat for Humanity Bolivia.
Until December, 2010, served in the capacities of the Provost, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, and the Director of Education, at Brooks Institute with campuses in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California over a period of 11 years. Prior to taking his administrative role, he was a faculty member at Brooks Institute of Photography for 15 years. He is the co-author of two books on photography, Black and White Photography published by Delmar a division of Thompson Learning, Inc., now in its second edition, and Digital Photographic Capture published by Focal Press in 2005.
He has been active in many professional organizations, including: serving as President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Photo Imaging Education Association (PIEA); member Advisory Council Participant, PLUS Advisory Council, Picture Licensing Universal System; member Board of Directors Photo Access Corp.; and Advisory Board Member, Photographer’s Forum Magazine. David earned the Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Michigan and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Colorado where he was awarded Phi Beta Kappa.