Maintaining High Standards

Epicenter's portfolio of projects reflects the company's standard of excellence—in book design, website development, photojournalism, editorial quality, and design aesthetic.

Epicenter Communications: Portfolio

Epicenter Communications has produced dozens of media projects, from health and medical online communities and information sources, to photographic documentary projects.

Epicenter's websites and portfolio of premium domains names have attracted millions of visitors, and the company is currently developing its domain names to build the value of these Internet properties.

Internet Projects

Epicenter Communications is an experienced journalistic publishing company, with a history of quality information design, graphic arts, and editorial excellence.

Epicenter began developing online communities in 1995, focusing on the health and medical category. The company produced websites for specific medical conditions, such as Alzheimers.com (supported by an Educational Grant from Bayer Phamaceuticals), Arthritis.com, Cholesterol.com Depression.com (Bristol-Myers Squibb), Diabetes.com (Bayer) and Obesity.com.

Most recently, Epicenter launched Heal.com, Malaria.com and MedNews.com.

Heal.com
Heal.com is a comprehensive health and medical information library, combining mainstream and complementary medicine practices in a revolutionary approach to online health and wellness information.

Malaria.com
Malaria.com harnesses the power of the Internet for advocacy, education and fundraising. Our goal is simple: fighting malaria, one bed net at a time.

MedNews
MedNews.com provides original and aggregated health and medical news. The site offers research and networking tools, such as story clipping and storage, commenting, blogging, and RSS.

Domain Name Portfolio

Epicenter Communications owns a portfolio of premium domain names that it is developing into individual online brands. The company's goal is to continue to build out the portfolio to create long-term value for these domain assets. For partnership opportunities, please contact Epicenter.

Documentary Projects

Epicenter Communications also specializes in the management and production of large-scale documentary projects—from creating overall concept and projects plans and developing and coordinating hundreds of assignments, to classifying and organizing media archives, and producing final media projects in the form of photo books and online media presentations. Epicenter projects include:

  • Historical and contemporary photographic documentary projects
  • Official Commemorative U.S. Presidential Inaugural Books
  • Commissioned Corporate Photo Books

Epicenter Communications has long-standing relationships with many of the world's leading photographers, through its own projects, those of president Matthew Naythons' previous company, The RxMedia Group, and his ten years of experience as a Time photojournalist. Photographers on Epicenter projects have included P. F. Bentley, David Burnett, David Hume Kennerly, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Eli Reed, Eugene Richards, Gilles Peress, and Galen Rowell.

Editorially, Epicenter has collaborated with some of the world's best authors and journalists, including Tom Brokaw, John Lewis, Doug Brinkley, William Styron, Roger Rosenblatt, Michael Kramer, William F. Buckley, Jr., Christopher Hitchens, Gloria Emerson, Martha Gellhorn, Ward Just, Sherwin Nuland, David Rieff, and Judith Thurman.

Official Presidential Inaugural Books

Epicenter Communications has been selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to produce the last 5 Official Presidential Inaugural books. For each Inauguration, Epicenter has assembled a team of dozens of award-winning photojournalists, project managers, editors, and designers to document the Presidential Inauguration and the Inaugural celebrations in Washington, DC. The end result for each event is a commemorative coffee-table book that captures the the faces, events and spirit of each inaugural celebration.

  • The Official Barack Obama Inaugural Book - 2009
    The 56th Presidential Inauguration

  • The Official Barack Obama Inaugural Album - 2009
    The 56th Presidential Inauguration
    Customized, Print-on-Demand Inaugural Album

  • The Official George W. Bush Inaugural Book - 2005
    Portrait of a Leader

    The 55th Presidential Inauguration

  • The Official George W. Bush Inaugural Book - 2001
    Celebrating America's Spirit Together

    The 54th Presidential Inauguration

  • The Official William Clinton Inaugural Book - 1997
    An American Journey: Building a Bridge to the 21st Century

    The 53rd Presidential Inauguration

  • The Official William Clinton Inaugural Book - 1993
    An American Reunion

    The 52nd Presidential Inauguration

Other Documentary Photographic Projects

A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces
In one 24-hour period, a team of the world's most respected civilian and military photographers stood poised at 125 locations around the globe to launch an unprecedented mission: producing A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces, a portrait in indelible images and eloquent words of the men and women who wear the military uniforms of our country.

A Day in the Life of the American Woman
Fifty of the world's most talented female photographers were assigned to document a diverse group of women over the course of a typical day. More than 70 stories of women's lives are told through more than 250 stunning photographs and personal profiles that allow the subjects to speak in their own voices.

SpeedWeeks: 10 Days at Daytona
In February 2000, the world's greatest photo-journalists were invited to Daytona International Speedway to participate in a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind project. Their mission: capture the people, the emotions, the machines, and above all the pulse-pounding excitement of the most prestigious event on the NASCAR calendar, as America's Sport kicked off its 2000 season. Harper Entertainment.

Christmas Around the World
A photojournalistic documentation of Christmas in more than thirty countries around the world--produced as both a large-format coffee table book and a website covering Christmas live, as it unfolds across six continents. Fifty photographers spanned the globe to capture the spirit of the season. Assignments included: The Dutch city of Gouda, where once a year the lights are darkened and the city glows with candlelight; the community celebration of Las Posadas in Mexico; last-minute shopping and dizzying commotion in London and New York; the Pope's mass in St. Peter's Basilica; quiet moments with the troops in Bosnia; Coptic Christian celebrations in Ethiopia; and family gatherings and community processions in cities and towns across the globe. Sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company and Sun Microsystems. Collins Publishers.

The Mission: Inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
An unprecedented examination of the customs, culture, and people of the Mormon Church by a team of fifty international photojournalists, including Pulitzer Prize-winners Kim Komenich, Rick Rickman, and Taro Yamasaki. With an introduction by the president of the Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, and an epilogue by award-winning journalist Roger Rosenblatt. Warner Books.

Newt: Inside the Revolution
A behind-the-scenes look at how Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came to power and executed his Contract with America, as shown by the black-and-white photographs of award-winning Time photojournalist P. F. Bentley. With an introduction by William F. Buckley Jr. and captions by Time congressional correspondent Karen Tumulty. Rutledge Hill Press.

Sarajevo: A Portrait of the Siege
A photojournalistic chronicle of the war in the Bosnia focusing on the city of Sarajevo. Black-and-white photographs are interspersed with first-person accounts from correspondents who have witnessed the siege of Sarajevo, including Christopher Hitchens and Pulitzer Prize-winner John F. Burns. The book was named one of 1994's top five books for young people by the American Library Association. Warner Books.

The Face of Mercy: A Photographic History of Medicine at War
A photographic exploration of the medical progress and individual valor inspired by the physician in the battlefield, excerpted as a major feature in U.S. News and World Report. With a prologue by William Styron and photographs from more than one hundred international archives. Sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals. Random House.

Clinton: Portrait of Victory
A collection of Time magazine photographer P. F. Bentley's black-and-white photos from the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. This best-selling book features essays by Roger Rosenblatt and Michael Kramer. Warner Books.

Clinton: Portrait of Victory (CD-ROM)
An interactive CD-ROM composed of Bentley's photographs, video clips of Clinton's milestone speeches and of Bentley on assignment, audio essays from the book, and P. F. Bentley's notes on his craft. The title won an Invision Award, and was chosen as one of the top ten CD-ROMs of the year by MacWorld magazine. Warner New Media.

Open Minds: 1982-1992
A photojournalistic look inside the world of Sun Microsystems, produced for its employees on Sun's ten-year anniversary. The project involved assigning more than fifty photographers to cover stories around the world documenting the global impact of Sun computer technology. Commissioned by Sun Microsystems.

Internet and Multimedia

The Internet Health, Fitness & Medicine Yellow Pages
A follow-up to the million-selling Internet Yellow Pages, with the same engaging style and telephone directory design, this guide for both consumers and medical professionals reviews more than 1500 medical Internet resources. Text by Matthew Naythons, MD, and Anthony Catsimatides. Osborne/McGraw-Hill.

The Multimedia Home Companion
A cross-platform guide to new media for families, including advice on choosing and setting up a home computer system and reviews of more than 400 CD-ROMs. Written by a team of multimedia experts, including Fred Davis, Gareth Branwyn, Gregg Keizer, Sandy Reed, and Philip Robinson. Originally published in 1994 and updated the following year. Warner Books.

The Multimedia Home Companion for Parents and Kids
An offshoot of The Multimedia Home Companion, rewritten and redesigned for parents of children aged 10 and under. Includes new sections on evaluating online resources and software for kids. Contributing writers include Matt Lake, Therese Mageau, Joe Panepinto, and Peter Scisco. Warner Books.

Health and Medical Books

There's Still a Person in There: The Complete Guide to Treating and Coping with Alzheimer's
In recent years, remarkable progress has been made in treating, managing, and preventing Alzheimer's. With information about the latest medical advances, coping strategies for caregivers, and affecting accounts from families dealing with this disease, There's Still a Person in There presents a new understanding of Alzheimer's—one that is optimistic, courageous, and comforting. By Michael Castleman, and Matthew Naythons MD. Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

The Internet Health, Fitness & Medicine Yellow Pages
A follow-up to the million-selling Internet Yellow Pages, with the same engaging style and telephone directory design, this guide for both consumers and medical professionals reviews more than 1500 medical Internet resources. Text by Matthew Naythons, MD, and Anthony Catsimatides. Osborne/McGraw-Hill.

The Face of Mercy: A Photographic History of Medicine at War
A photographic exploration of the medical progress and individual valor inspired by the physician in the battlefield, excerpted as a major feature in U.S. News and World Report. With a prologue by William Styron and photographs from more than one hundred international archives. Sponsored by Eastman Kodak Company. Random House.