Bio

Chuck France (b.1967) is a United States documentary/editorial photographer/visual storyteller. Chuck grew up in small town of Ozark, Missouri deep in heart of the Southwest Missouri Ozarks region. He attended and graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a degree in History with double minors in Psychology and Anthropology. Although knowing he wanted to be behind a camera since he was 12 years old he did not pursue that career until 2002. First starting in film production doing production department, art department, grip and lighting and camera then a still photographer working for a variety of new services and served as Photographer then Chief Photographer for The University of Kansas for six years. Deciding to go back at full time freelancing, he's currently working in film production as a camera operator but picks up his still camera almost every day. 

Statement:  Photographs and photography, whether still or motion, are about capturing a split second in time that you can never get back. It's about telling a good story and being a storyteller. It's about reaching across divides to communicate with people in this unwritten language in a way which we all see. I believe in those moments that can make us notice all the good and not so good things in the world. The moments that make us cry, rips out our hearts, make us laugh and has the ability to heal. Do you remember taking a photograph and giving it a person, a loved one, a family member or a stranger and see their eyes light up when they put a photo in their hand? That's the power of the photograph. Photos cross divides, builds bridges, knocks down walls....it is a language we all speak. 

For work availability  call 785-979-7096. 

I've won some awards and have been published...etc. Below is a partial list of folks that I had or have the pleasure and privilege to work with in capturing moments and telling stories.

Press/Awards:

Partial Client List:

  • Getty Images
  • Pearson Educational
  • The University of Kansas
  • Microsoft
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • NBC News
  • CVS/Caremark
  • Aurora Photos/Novus Select
  • Oracle Magazine
  • American Bar Association Journal
  • The Associated Press
  • Healthy Living Magazine
  • The Kansas City Star
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Time.com
  • Mario V. Chalmers Foundation
  • Jacksonville University
  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The American Federation of Teachers
  • Emory University
  • The Topeka Capital Journal
  • Kansas Action for Children
  • City Butcher
  • Baker University

Film Production Credits/Work

  • FloSports - (camera operator)
  • 60 Days In - Bravo Network (AC)
  • 90 Day Fiance - TLC Network (AC)
  • Welcome to Sweetie Pies - Oprah Winfrey Network (Camera PA)
  • Swerved - WWE Network (production assistant
  • WWTV Chicago - (production still photographer)
  • Fox Sports/Firestone tv commerical (grip)
  • Nick Canon Wild n Out - MTV 2 (production assistant)
  • Hotel Impossible - Travel Channel (production assistant)
  • Undercover Boss - CBS (production assistant)
  • Missouri Lottery - Television commercial (art department - set decoration & props)
  • The Weight -Feature film (Swing - Grip and Electric)
  • Treehouse Masters - Animal Planet (production assistant)
  • Wal-Mart - Television commercials - numerous (5 years)  (production, art department, grip/lighting and camera)
  • Sonic -  Television commercials (production,  grip/lighting)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shied - TV commercials (production, grip/lighting
  • Empire Bank - Television commercials (production, grip/lighting)
  • Butler Bootcamp - TV pilot for David Levy (late Robert Altman's producing partner) grip/lighting
  • Ambrose Bierce - Civil War Stories - Feature film 2nd AD (credited) Still Photographer (uncredited)
  • Raising Jeffrey Dahmer - Feature film - Still Photographer
  • Travis Tritt - GAC Network (AC & Grip)
  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream - Television commercial (production)
  • Microsoft/MSN & Buick - Web series (Still Photographer)
  • Pearson Educational - Corporate (Still Photographer)
  • Wildberry Productions - Documentaries - Productions, Lighting/Grip (credited) Crane Operator (uncredited)