Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman is a New York based music, portrait, and sports photographer. He has been Bon Jovi's official tour photographer since 2010, documenting the band on stage and on the road in more than 30 countries on 6 continents. Bergman has also toured with Barenaked Ladies, Lilith Fair, and Gloria Estefan, and worked with celebrity clients including Drew Carey, Avril Lavigne, and Joss Stone.
With 13 Sports Illustrated covers to his credit including his image of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees raising his son over his head after winning the Super Bowl, Bergman has covered numerous Olympics, World Series', Super Bowls, NBA Championships, and Stanley Cup Finals.
Noted as a pioneer of the GigaPan technique for making incredibly high-resolution images, his world-famous GigaPan of President Obama's first inaugural speech was viewed by over 30 million people. He has made similar images for commercial clients including Canon, Tishman Speyer, and MLB.com.
As a former Miami Herald staff photographer, Bergman covered news and sporting events all over the world before moving to Manhattan in 2001. He has since produced still and video projects for clients including FremantleMedia, Embassy Row, EMI, and SONY Music and has been published in Rolling Stone, Time, Newsweek, People, Entertainment Weekly, Blender, Kerrang, USA Today, and The New York Times.
An engaging and passionate public speaker, Bergman has given photo workshops and seminars for Canon, Apple, Adorama, Best Buy, and Columbia University among others. He was a charter member of Apple's prestigious Aperture Advisory Board, and is on the design board for Think Tank Photo.