José Azel received a BA from Cornell University, where he began shooting pictures for the annual. After completing his Masters in Journalism at the University of Missouri, he joined the staff of the Miami Herald. Since 1981, Azel has been a freelance photojournalist for international magazines. As a consultant on photojournalism and multimedia, Azel has worked for Apple Computer, Inc., Scholastic, Inc. and Time, Inc. In 1993, together with Bob Caputo, he founded a hybrid company called Aurora and Quanta Productions that helped define the digital narratives a bit before the market was ready. Today, Aurora Photos is a successful photo agency circling back to digital storytelling. When not shooting or leading Aurora, Azel spends most of his time wondering why he didn't become a neurosurgeon.
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