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Phil McAuliffe is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer whose professional career spans nearly four decades. He has photographed seven U.S. presidents and six presidential campaigns. Other topics include nearly 30 years of the U.S. space program taking him from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Baikonur Cosmodrome on the desert steppe of Kazakhstan. In 1999 what started as an assignment to document the arrival in America of refugees from war torn Kosovo, ended in the reunion of two families separated by that war.  Phil has covered the 2001 terrorist attacks on America producing a documentary film on the experience of local New York residents called “Stories from the Frozen Zone”.  He has covered hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the latter, making the cover of Newsweek in November of 2012.  Along the way he has spent decades photographing legendary trailblazers in music and the arts.  

Phil McAuliffe has been published globally and his images have also appeared in many books. He is currently based in Central New Jersey and is represented by Polaris Images in NYC. 


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International Publications

London Times

The Guardian

The Daily Mail UK

Stern Magazine Germany

U.S. Publications



U.S. News & World Report


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