Pasadena, CA, United States
Keith Birmingham is a Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in sports, editorial and portrait photography. He has been a staff photographer for 25 years with the Los Angeles Newspaper Group including the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Los Angeles Daily News. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Nashville Tennessean, GQ, Life Magazine, Sporting News, Los Angeles Dodgers Magazine, National Sports Daily, along with wire services Associated Press and United Press International, and the books Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach by Kenneth Kobre, Out of the Blue by Joe Haakenson, the story of the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels and Kobe Bryant "Laker for Life".
An award winning photographer, including awards from National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, California Press Photographers Association, he has also won Picture of the Year from SportsShooter.com and been nominated by his paper for three Pulitzer Prize awards. Keith has covered 20 Rose Bowl games, four Men's Basketball Final Four's , two Women's Basketball Final Four's, Three Major League Baseball World Series, the Super Bowl, Six NBA Finals, two Women's World Cups, one Men's World Cup, and many other sporting events throughout the United States. He has also covered Hurricane Katrina and many major California wildfires. Keith lives with his beautiful wife Libby and Rusty dog.