1971, Mr. Folsom
has been a Foreign Affairs Specialist with the U.
S. Department of Commerce. He has received acclaim for his
work in international fisheries with NOAA, winning two Departmental
team bronze medals and the NOAA Administrator's Award for
Mr. Folsom spent nearly four years in Casablanca, Morocco,
as the U. S. State Department Regional Fisheries Attache for
Africa, and for many years, he has been NOAA's National Marine
Fisheries Service authority on Canadian, European and African
has also been a contributing author to such books as World
Salmon Aquaculture, World Fishing Fleets, and World Swordfish
A photographer for over twenty years, Mr. Folsom has built
a private collection of more than 45,000 slides on a wide
variety of subjects. His photographs have appeared on almost
eighty magazine covers and in close to one hundred books.
Most recently, he served as director of photography for a
major NOAA book on American fisheries, archiving more than
12,000 of his slides for subsequent use by the Federal Government
and the public.
Many of these images are available in the NOAA Photo Library,
in particular in the America's Fisheries database and the
America's Coastline database. Mr. Folsom is currently involved
in a photo-essay on the nation's coastal fisheries habitats.