“The portrait of a person is one of the most difficult things to do. It means you must almost bring the presence of that person photographed to other people in such a way that they don’t have to know that person personally, but that they are still confronted with a human being that they won’t forget. That’s a portrait.” - Paul Strand, Photographer
Michael D. Becker
Michael D. Becker is a professional portrait photographer working both on location and in the studio. Residing in Bucks County, PA, he is centrally located to serve most of the Northeast Region including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Michael has an Associate of Science in Photography degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Michael D. Becker Photography is a division of MDB Communications LLC, which he founded and serves as president. Before establishing MDB Communications LLC in June 2013, Michael was founder and managing partner of the successful consulting firm MD Becker Partners LLC from 2008-2013. He also previously served as president, chief executive officer, and member of the Board of Directors for several publicly-traded biotechnology companies including commercial-stage Cytogen Corporation (acquired by EUSA Pharma) and development-stage VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Outside of photography, Michael plays an active leadership role as an advocate for the biotechnology industry. He is past Chairman and member of the board of trustees with BioNJ, which is New Jersey’s trade association for biotechnology companies. He placed as a biotechnology/life sciences finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in both 2004 and 2005 and was listed in BusinessWeek’s “CEO’s 40 and Under” article in December 2006. He attended DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.