Bennie J. Davis III

President NANP NDW & Lead Staff Coordinator

Bennie J. Davis III is a Tech. Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force as a photojournalist working on his fifteenth year of photographing the Air Force story. Davis believes that photography is one of the most powerful mediums in the world, a visual language that connects all mankind.

Davis got his start in photography by training at the Defense Photography School, Cory Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fl. and has taken full advantage of the Air Force arming him with a camera. 

In 2007, he continued to further his education in photojournalism at Syracuse University, where he graduated at the top of his class and was assigned to the flagship publication of the U.S. Air Force, Airman Magazine, with the AF News service in San Antonio, Texas. 

From the beginning his dedication and love for photography have taken him worldwide to the countries of S. Korea, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, Belize, Uruguay and Paraguay using his camera to capture vital Air Force missions.

Davis's passion for storytelling and imagery has garnered numerous Air Force and Department of Defense Awards, earning nine top honors of first place in Military Photographer of the Year categories. His work has appeared in numerous major media publications including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. 

Davis has been attending the DC Shoot Off since 2007, and is a winner of both the Egnor Cup and Chip Shot Awards. 

Davis is continuing to tell the Air Force story at the highest level with Airman Magazine at the Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Md.