greg-portrait-web-300-DSCF0840 Greg Saulmon is a writer, photographer and guitar player living in downtown Holyoke, Massachusetts.

A lifelong resident of the Pioneer Valley, Saulmon has worked for the region’s major daily newspaper, The Republican, since 2006 — first as executive editor of the subsidiary MassPublishing, where he managed the production of a group of monthly news-magazines; and, more recently, as the newsroom’s assistant online editor. In his current role, he manages online breaking news coverage, develops multi-media approaches for local reporting, and shoots photos and videos for the newspaper’s website, MassLive.com.

His photographs have been displayed at the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library in Northampton, Holyoke’s Wistariahurst Museum, the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro, and during the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams. His documentary work has focused on the intersection of economics and community, brought to life in the solo exhibitions “Full Employment: Major Employers in the Pioner Valley” and “Massachusetts Green: Building Holyoke’s High Performance Computing Center.”

An avid birder, he is the creator of “The Birds Downtown,” a blog about urban birding.

At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he majored in English and Economics. You can blame John Stifler‘s class “Economics and the Literary Imagination” for that.

He plays guitar in a variety of indie rock and power pop bands.