Kevin Martin is the visuals editor at The State in Columbia, South Carolina. Prior to Columbia, Martin served as a photo editor for The Associated Press, Knoxville News Sentinel, San Antonio Express-News, The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., and for the North State Journal in Raleigh, N.C.
Martin is the former director of the Kalish visual editing workshop, based at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has twice served as a juror for the Breaking News Photography and News Feature Photography categories of the Pulitzer Prize. He is also a former president of The Associated Press Photo Managers and a former Executive Committee member of NPPA.
He holds a master's degree in photography from The School of Visual Communication at Ohio University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to grad school, Martin was a staff photographer at The Augusta Chronicle.
In his spare spare spare (not so) spare time when he's not a new dad, he loves playing the banjo.