Assignment Chicago – Tribune Photojournalist Alex Garcia

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Chicago Tribune Photojournalist Alex Garica

“I have a new photo blog at with the name “assignment chicago“. It’s been up for a couple weeks. I share photos, outtakes, stories and Tuesday Tips, a weekly feature on picture-taking.”

To introduce myself, I’m a Chicago photographer with twenty years professional experience, having come to the Chicago Tribune, from the Los Angeles Times.  I’ve also worked at the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Palm Beach Post. I’ve been to several counties, states, countries and continents on assignment, but the most rewarding usually have been those taken in my local area, since they relate and resonate to my daily life.

About my credentials…I’ve been a fortunate recipient of several awards, including a shared Pulitzer Prize with the staff for coverage of gridlock at O’Hare Airport, a 1st Place from the World Press Photo contest in Amsterdam, and the title of Illinois Photographer of the Year.  I’ve been published in several books, including A Day in the Life of the U.S. Armed Forces, America at Home and America 24/7. I’ve also given workshops on lighting, portraiture, and my documentary work.  I speak to groups frequently about life as a photojournalist or photo tips from a professional photographer.

I plan to update the photo blog at least 3 times a week, MWF -  enough to keep things interesting. On Tuesdays, I’ve started a regular feature called “Tuesday Tips”, where I talk about tips and thoughts about photography/photojournalism

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy the photo blog. Please link to it whenever you get the chance.


Alex Garcia



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