Kevin Fleming has covered the world as a photographer for National Geographic and has been recognized America’s Best Observer by Readers Digest. His assignments have taken him into war and famine in Somalia, to the Mediterranean for a re-creation of the voyage of Ulysses and put him on a dogsled crossing the Canadian arctic.
Kevin has worked in 28 countries photographing subjects as diverse as the sub-atomic world of high-energy physics and New Zealand sheep ranchers. While reporting on the Sinai Peninsula in 1981, Kevin came under the assassins’ gunfire that killed Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. He escaped with some of the few images of that tragic moment.
A Delaware native, Kevin began his career as a newspaper photographer after attending Wesley College (where he has been inducted into their Hall of Fame and in 2007 was named the “Distinguished Alumni of the Year”). He then spent a decade as a National Geographic photographer and most recently has concentrated on creating books. His photography has won many national and international awards.
On September 11, 2001, when the second airplane crashed into the World Trade Center, Kevin instantly realized that America, and the world were changed forever. On that day, he changed too, a sense of urgency compelled him to get back on the road and finish his book on the people and places in America.
For The Heart of America, Kevin spent years crisscrossing our nation from Florida’s Everglades to the summit of Alaska’s Mt. McKinley. Traveling in helicopters, hot air balloons, kayaks, and on horseback to capture the heart and soul of America. He brings us a warm, funny, openhearted exploration of America and Americans with his compelling photographs and stories from the back roads, people and places seldom seen.
Kevin has photographed the diverse wildlife living in the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia area. You can see these creatures in his book Wild Delmarva. He also created a photographic history book for the state of Delaware titled Landmarks and Legacies, which features all of Delaware's historic points of interest. His most recent book is titled “The Beach”, which captures the wildlife, nature and beauty of coastal Delaware. Kevin has published twenty-three books to date.