Chad Coppess

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Location United States
Introduction I was the Senior Photographer for the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development from 1993 to 2021. I traveled the entire state making South Dakota pictures of festivals, historic sites, landscapes, wildlife, visitor attractions, etc. In 2021 I retired, but moved over to doing very similar work for South Dakota Magazine. My photographs have appeared in many publications including National Geographic Traveler, books on the rock band KISS, and exhibited at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. I also love movies and their history, especially those filmed in South Dakota.