My name is Al Drago, and I am a photojournalist based in both Washington D.C. and North Carolina., and a credentialed member of the U.S. Senate Press Photographers' Gallery.
My work has been recognized by the White House News Photographers Association, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the North Carolina Press Photographer Association, and the Hearst Journalism Awards.
My images have been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, ESPN.com, Al Jazeera America, The Los Angeles Times, among others.
I am available for assignments with the ability to transmit remotely on location and on deadline.
Outside of work I can be found watching baseball, dancing to the NPR Tiny Desk Concert, or eating Chinese food. Many times all three can occur at the same time.
Nida Allam, a senior at North Carolina State University, rests her head on Asheen Allam, during a vigil for three people who were killed at a condominium near UNC-Chapel Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Craig Stephen Hicks appeared in court Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder in the deaths Tuesday of Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.
Benjamin McGrath, from West Palm Beach Florida, has his head shaved by Louise Gregory during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md.
Hundreds of protestors took to the streets of Baltimore on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in a march from City Hall to the corner of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in West Baltimore, Maryland. Local and state police, along with the National Guard, enforced a 10 p.m. citywide curfew. Protestors demanded answers for the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American that died after injuring his spinal cord while in the custody of Baltimore Police on April 12, 2015.