Art and Artist Information
Michael A. Hogan
Michael studied photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was influenced by the work of Ansel Adams, Elliot Porter and his teacher Jack Camell. In 1985 Michael began making photographs of the Southern New Jersey Pinelands with a view camera, a place where he fished, camped, and canoed many times. The more he photographed the area, the more he became interested in its history and unique
ecology. He also began to explore and the photograph the remote sites in the Pine Barrens.
Michael became aware that the public should be educated of the need to protect and preserve this fragile and unique environmental treasure and that his photography could help accomplish this. He became involved in area groups that promote the preservation and education of these areas including the Whitesbog Preservation Trust, the Batsto Citizens Committee, the NJ Nature Conservancy, the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the Old Pine Farm Land Trust, and the Federation of Gloucester County Watersheds.
Michael's fine art photography of the Pinelands, the Delaware River and the New Jersey Shore is in many
corporate, public and private collections and has been used by various organizations for brochures, posters,
annual reports, Calendars, murals, displays and for fundraising. Michael's work was exhibited in the Cannon
Building Rotunda, Washington DC in 1991 and he was featured in a 1993 episode of New Jersey Network's "Discover
New Jersey" program. Visit Michael's web site at www.hoganphoto.com
July 1989, NJ DEP Commissioners
Gallery, Trenton NJ
August 1989, Rowan University,
March 1990, Atlantic City Art Center
May 1991, Educational Testing Service,
Henry Chauncy Gallery, Princeton NJ
January 1991, Cannon Building Rotunda,
May 1992, NJ State Capital Rotunda
June-September 1994, The Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville PA
April 1997, Rachel Carson Institute,
Chatham College, Pittsburgh PA
May 1997 The American College,
Bryn Mawr PA
June-August 1998, The Wetlands Institute,
Stone Harbor NJ
August 1999, The International Photography Museum, Oklahoma City OK
November 2000, Jeffersonville Public Library, Jeffersonville NY
December 2000, George Street Playhouse,
New Brunswick NJ
November 2002, Abington Art Center, PA
March 2003, Riverfront Renaissance Art Gallery, Millville New Jersey
July 2003, Ocean City Art Center
September 2007, NJ DEP Commissioners
Gallery, Trenton, NJ
Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick NJ
McGraw Hill, Columbus Ohio, NY NY
Price-Ortho Pharmaceuticals, Raritan NJ
Educational Testing Service, Princeton NJ
Mobil Technology Corp., Paulsboro NJ
The John Templeton Foundation, Radnor PA
McNeil Ortho Pharmaceuticals, Chicago IL
Price-Waterhouse Philadelphia PA
Glaxo Smithkline, Phila PA, Marlton NJ
The Moss Rehab Hospital, Philadelphia PA
The Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Malvem PA
George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick NJ
The American College, Bryn Mawr PA
New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Far Hills NJ
Rachel Carson Inst., Chatham College, Pittsburgh PA
Towers Perin, Voorhees NJ
NJ Department of Environmental
Protection, Trenton NJ
Sovereign Bank, King of Prussia PA
Mannington Mills, Salem NJ
Apria Health Care Systems, Boothwyn PA
Cooper Hospital, Camden NJ
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton NJ
Merck and Co., Upper Gwynned Twp. PA
The Pew Charitable Trust, Phila. PA
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown NJ
Astra Zeneca, Wilmington DE
Jackson National Life, Denver CO
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Michael A. Hogan
Photography for Environmental Education and Preservation
1511 12th Avenue
Dorothy, NJ 08317
Over the course of my career in nature photography I have become deeply involved in environmental preservation and education. I was active in the effort to pass the open space trust fund in Camden County, and in preserving Old Pine Farm and Timber Creek Park in Deptford Township. I have also worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to educate the public about swamp pink and to preserve the populations in southern New Jersey.
I am a past member the Advisory Board of the Nature Conservancy, Delaware Bay Shore Office and work with many of the conservation and watershed organizations. I am a volunteer land steward for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation and worked with them on many environmental issues and projects. I have collaborated with the late author Robert Peterson on a book, “The Natural Wonders of Jersey Pine and Shore” that was published in by Plexus Publishers in March 2005.
I have worked with environmental commissions and watershed groups in promoting environmental protection and education throughout southern New Jersey. This includes environmental slide presentations to area schools, civic associations, and local governments. I have produced environmental presentations on CD rom for distribution to schools and libraries. I published and continue to maintain websites for the Old Pine Farm Land Trust and Weymouth Township. I have also written many grants with environmental commissions and organizations for environmental projects. I have completed a Natural Resource Inventory of Ceres Park for Mantua Township in 2005 and Greenwich Park in 2006. I have worked with the Deptford Township Environmental Commission and NJ DEP to repair erosion cause by a failed retention at Almonesson Creek Park. I worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and environmental groups promoting a fish ladder at Batsto Village that was completed in fall 2005.
The Weymouth Township Committee asked me to assist in the purchase of an 1800 acre property to be preserve open space. To this means I am working with the New Jersey Green Acres Program, the Atlantic County Department of Regional Planning and Development, and the NJ Conservation Foundation. I have worked with the Weymouth Township Environmental Commission to lead the education process that was successful in passing an open space tax referendum on the 2002 ballot, which was approved by and 2 to1 majority. I recently completed the Recreational and Open Space Element for Weymouth Township’s master plan and facilitated the open public meetings for the plan.
In 2008 I prepared a Hewlett Packard technology grant for the Weymouth Township Elementary School. The school received the $38,000 grant to study and document the flora, fauna and ecological features of nearby New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Dorothy Preserve. Weymouth Elementary School was one of only 2 schools state wide to receive this national grant. In 2009 Weymouth School was chosen by Hewlett Packard to do a presentation about the project in Washington D.C., at a national grants conference, one of only 10 schools chosen out of the 140 that received the grant.
Habitat and volunteer coordinator for the South Jersey Land and Water Trust
Atlantic County Environmental and Parks Advisory Board, Chairman
Weymouth Township Zoning Board, Vice-chair
Weymouth Township Environmental Commission
Weymouth Township Representative Pinelands Municipal Council
NJ Invasive Species Strike Team, Southern Region Coordinator
Member Pine Barrens Byway Advisory Committee
Camden County College Science Department, Curriculum Advisory Board
Volunteer land steward, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, Dorothy Reserve
Volunteer Swamp Pink monitor, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Past Board member, The New Jersey Nature Conservancy, Delaware Bayshore Office
Past member, The Camden County Environmental Commission
Past Advisory Board member, The Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Watershed Photographic Inventory Projects:
Big Timber Creek and Cooper River Watersheds in Camden County, Camden County
Environmental Commission, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection grants.
Watersheds of Washington Twp., Washington Twp. E.C., NJ DEP grant.
Watersheds of Mantua Twp., Mantua Twp. E.C., NJ DEP grant.
Watersheds of Mansfield Twp., Mansfield Twp. E.C. NJ DEP grant.
Watersheds of Plumsted Twp., Plumsted Twp. E.C. NJ DEP grant.
Watersheds of Deptford Twp., Deptford Twp. E.C., NJ DEP grant.
Watersheds of Haddon Twp., Haddon Twp. E.C., NJ DEP grant.
Watersheds of Gloucester County, Federation of Gloucester Co. Watersheds, NJ DEP grant.
Oldmans Creek, Oldmans Creek Watershed Association, NJ Conservation Foundation grant.
Watersheds of Monroe Twp., Monroe Twp. E.C., NJ DEP grant.
Great Egg Harbor River in Weymouth Township, Weymouth Twp. E.C., NJ DEP grant.
Great Egg Harbor River in Hamilton Twp., Hamilton Twp. E. C., National Park Service grant.
Produced watershed presentations on compact disc for Washington, Monroe, Mansfield, Plumsted Weymouth, Hamilton, Haddon and Deptford Townships, NJ DEP Grants.
Wrote Open Space and Recreational Element for Weymouth Twp. Master Plan.
Environmental Resource Inventory for Greenwich Park, Gibbstown, NFWF Grant.
Designed nature trail and wrote trail guide and Environmental Resource Inventory for Ceres Park,
Mantua., Twp. NJDEP Grant.
Designed nature trail and wrote trail guide for NJCF, Dorothy Reserve, National Park Service funding.
Designed nature trail and wrote trail guide for Michael Debbi Park, Buena Vista Twp. NJDEP Grant.
Designed nature trail and wrote trail guide for Birch Grove Park, City of Northfield, NJ DEP Grant.
Designed nature trail and wrote trail guide for Mansfield Park, Mansfield Twp. NJDEP Grant.
Designed nature trails and wrote trail guides for Old Pine Farm Land Trust, Timber Creek
Park and Almonesson Park in Deptford Township, NJ DEP grants.
Organized cleanups, native plant plantings, and trails tours at the Dorothy Reserve.
Working with NJCF on current Atlantic white cedar restoration project at the Dorothy Reserve.
Photographed the Franklin Parker Preserve for NJCF for US Dept. of Agriculture grant.
Worked with Weymouth Twp. Committee and E.C. on Open Space referendum.
Produced color Calendar featuring the watersheds, flora, and fauna of Deptford Township,
which was distributed to every Deptford Twp. residence, NJ DEP grant.
Created and maintained web site for the Old Pine Farm Land Trust, www.bigtimbecreek.org
Created and maintained web site for Weymouth Township, www.weymouthnj.org
Worked with US Fish and Wildlife Service to promote fish ladder project at Batsto Village.
Photographed Swamp Pink (endangered species) for US Fish and Wildlife Service for
brochure and display.
Designed 1.5 mile nature trail and produced 15 interperative signs for the Bellmawr Waterfront
Development project on Big Timber Creek
Designed nature trail, wrote trail guide and produced 9 interpretive signs for Elephant Swamp Nature Trail in Elk Township.
Produced interpretive signage for Atlantic County Park
Projects with Camden County Environmental Commission:
With Garden State Cable, produced video on the importance of wetlands and conserving
water in Camden County, NJ DEP grant.
Produced environmental brochures that were distributed to area schools, NJ DEP grant.
Nature Trail Project, Blackwood Lake, Gloucester Twp., NJ DEP grant.
With Camden County Parks Department, nature trail guide and signage, Cooper River Park,
ANJEC Watchable Wildlife grant.
Worked with NJ DEP, Office of Natural Resource Damages and Camden County Municipal
Utilities Authority on mitigation plan for 1995 CCMUA sewage spill on Big Timber Creek.
Worked with US Fish and Wildlife Service and Camden County Parks Department to
develop a pilot program to eliminate/control Japanese Knotweed (invasive species) in the
Cooper River Park area.
Projects with the South Jersey Land and Water Trust
Managed and trained volunteers for NJ DEP, Vernal Pool survey project.
Collected data for 70 area vernal pools.
Managed and trained volunteers for Rutgers Water Resources Program, Stream Visual Assessment Protocol project, to visually assess area streams.
Assessed 400+ stream locations using SVAP in Gloucester, Salem, Camden and Atlantic Counties.
Compiled database of Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plant populations in Southern New Jersey.
Conducted Important Bird Area surveys for New Jersey Audubon, of the Pedricktown Marsh
Trained residents of Woodstown/Pilesgrove in SVAP to collect data for joint Township
Environmental Resource Inventory
Gave numerous environmental presentations to area schools and organizations.
Organized and led numerous nature hikes in locations across southern New Jersey for
ongoing “Walk in the Woods” program.
Surveyed swamp pink population on Big Timber Creek on a joint project between
SJLWT, Camden County Soil Conservation District and the US Fish and Wildlife
Managed and trained two interns for 2012 New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team survey
Attended public meetings and gave information regarding 2012 NJ Transit oil spill on Big
Timber Creek. Worked with NJDEP and NJ Transit to develop mitigation plan
including long term macro invertebrate assessments in spill area with Dr. Beal, Camden
Conducted Mullica River Watershed /Waterford Township Stream Assessments for township ERI, funded with CRI grant.
Led field trips and gave lectures for SJLWT partnerships with Richard Stockton College,
Rowan University and Camden County College Science Departments.
Give yearly intro presentation at NJDEP Watershed Ambassador training at Parvin State
Park. Worked with area Ambassadors at on our various projects.
Give yearly presentations at NJ Pinelands Commission Short Course.
Trained Rutgers Environmental Steward interns to collect invasive species and macro
invertebrate data for intern projects.
Working with US Fish and Wildlife Service and NJDEP on swamp pink deer fence projects.
Projects with Steward of Open Space/Camden County
Manage SOS Camden County volunteer cleanup program, organize monthly volunteer
cleanups in Camden County Open Space sites. Removed 40 tons of trash and over 400 tires, installed gates at various locations.
Received Kodak Grant for interpretive signage at New Brooklyn Lake Park.
Received Subaru Foundation Grant for interpretive signage at Cooper River Park and
outreach and field trips with students from the Brimm High School in Camden.
Worked with Frisbee Golf group to design environmentally friendly course at site of old
county golf course, in New Brooklyn Park.
"Talk and Walk" program at the Camden County Environmental Center, presentations
and guided walks in county parks.
Working with US Fish and Wildlife Service on pond restoration project at Cooper River Park.
Created maps and collected data for Camden County Open Space parcels.
Created nature photos of birds and plants of Cooper River Park, for Environmental Center display case.
Created Camden County Open Space presentation for large TV in Environmental Center.