Alexandria, VA, United States
Rod prides himself with getting people's trust and immersing himself in their lives and communities, and having a positive impact. Whether it's sharing Cajun recipes in a small Louisiana bayou town in the aftermath of a hurricane or in a refugee camp in Beirut during wartime and sharing dinner under a tree with a displaced family, this is where Rod loves to find himself. Connecting with people and telling their stories.
Rod began his photojournalism career in the mid 80's working as a freelancer for United Press International and Agence France-Presse, in San Francisco, CA. In 1992 he joined the Chicago Tribune as part of their staff, having worked since then at several newspapers, such as The Oakland Tribune (1993-2000), in California, and The Washington Times, in Washington, D.C. (2000-2012).
Over the past 20 years, Rod has devoted his time to working on long-term issue-related documentaries affecting society's most vulnerable citizens. Some of his most accomplished works include the Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon (2006), drug addiction in rural America (2005), the recovery of southeast Louisiana and mental health care in a post-Katrina New Orleans (2006-present).
Rod's accomplishments include being part of two Pulitzer Prize team-finalists (1994, Chicago Tribune, and 2003, The Washington Times), the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service (2008, The Washington Times-team), as well as being the recipient of various awards from White House Newspaper Photographer’s Associaiton, NPPA Best Of Photojournalism.
Going back to his roots, he currently works as a freelance photographer and is based in Alexandria, Virginia, where he lives with his wife, Ines and is availabe for assignments within the United States and abroad. Credentialed for coverage of Capitol Hill and The White House. U.S. passport is current.
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Video capture