Welcome to my gallery of photography work from over the last 40 years

I’ve gone down a long road over my 40+ years as a professional photographer facing many creative challenges. I got my start as an intern photographer at the White House during the Carter administration in 1978. After working on both coasts I’ve ended back in Illinois and focus on documentary work, commercial assignments and portraits. Please contact me at if you need help with a project or photo assignment. All images are copyright 2023 by Jay Bryant. The website for my consulting work for Mint Collective is at:

Here are some of my favorite images:

Photo by Jay Bryant

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Dale Geddes comes home

For 72 long years, the family of U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Dale Robert Geddes was unable to say farewell to him with a proper burial.

They finally had that chance on Aug. 22. He was my mother’s cousin.

Geddes was killed during the World War II Battle of Tarawa in the islands in the Pacific. During the fighting, his remains were hurriedly buried. Unfortunately, they were in an area that came to be known as the “Lost Cemetery” because military officials were unable to find it for years.

Then last year, through the work of History Flight and the Stone Foundation, the lost graves were found and among them were the remains of Pvt. Geddes. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency confirmed Tuesday that the remains were those of Geddes.

More photos here:

Photos from Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene Flooding Damage

West Windsor NJ resident Jack Pappas paddles down a flooded Cranbury Road near Grovers Mill Pond.

Flooding from Hurricane Irene

A couple walks along a flooded Cranbury Road in West Windsor NJ near Grovers Mill Pond after Hurricane Irene passed through New Jersey.

Hurricane Irene Flooding Damage

The playground at Van Nest Park near Grovers Mill Pond in West Windsor NJ is flooded out from the rain out of Hurricane Irene.

Jeter in Trenton

Photos of Derek Jeter coming back from rehab playing at the Trenton Thunder on July 2, 2011. He went 1 for 2 and was pulled in the 5th inning.

Derek Jeter photo by Jay Bryant

Derek Jeter photo by Jay Bryant

Derek Jeter photo by Jay Bryant

Derek Jeter photo by Jay Bryant

2009 Photos from my iPhone

I have this yearly habit from all of my years working as a journalist of putting together a end of year wrap-up. So this has been a busy year for me with a lot of poltics, travel, wedding photography and gardening.

Please visit my end of year gallery at All of these photos were taken with my iphone.

Here are three of my favorites:

Waiting for Obama’s Train in DE:

Photo by Jay Bryant

New York’s Wall Street Canyon’s:

Photo by Jay Bryant

And flying over Iowa:

Photo by Jay Bryant