A frequent contributor to the Village Voice, and one of the world's busiest travel photographers, Van Sise has been a staffer for Newsday and AOL CityGuide, and has been featured on both the cover of the New York Times, on PBS NewsHour, and on NPR.  His work has previously appeared in the Daily Mirror of London, Travel + Leisure, Arthur Frommer's Travel Guides, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, and approximately 250 other publications.   His wedding work has earned him Editors' Choice Award three years in a row from Two Bright Lights, as well as The Knot's Photographer of the Year. He is a graduate of the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop and a National Press Photographer's Association award-winner.

He holds one degree from Fordham University for Visual Arts and another for Modern Languages: a polyglot, he is fluent or conversational in English, Italian, Spanish, French, German and Russian, with some Hebrew as well.

In his free time, he is a military reservist, a certified yacht skipper and a qualified sport pilot.

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