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Richard Sitler · 511 North Jefferson Street · Knightstown, Indiana 46148 · (765) 345-2402 · richs85@yahoo.com

OBJECTIVE:  Staff photographer

SUMMARY

  • Nearly 10 years successful experience in full-time photojournalism, much of which was spent managing a photo department.
  • Experience with wide variety of photo assignments, including spot news, features and sports. Led numerous photo-only newspaper projects, from conception to completion, including layout.
  • Some experience interviewing subjects and writing copy to go with photos.
  • Won numerous awards, including three first-place awards in one year.
  • Member of the National Press Photographers Association.

EXPERIENCE

U.S. Peace Corps
Youth At Risk Advisor
Jamaica
2000 to 2002
Photographed fellow volunteers and their projects for pamphlet celebrating 40th anniversary of the Peace Corps in Jamaica. Created and implemented youth engagement activities. Organized, and obtained hardware and software for, school computer lab

The Times
Contract Photographer
Trenton, N.J.
Sept. 1999 to June 2000
Photographed news, feature and sports assignments for daily newspaper. Shot sporting events that included Trenton's minor-league hockey, basketball and baseball teams, several Princeton University sports, and Rider University basketball.

The Citizen
Photo Editor
Laconia, N.H.
Dec. 1998 to June 1999
Supervised three-person photography staff. Oversaw all aspects of photo department, including ordering supplies and working with editors to determine photo coverage. Created new system for assigning photos, resulting in fewer missed assignments and scheduling conflicts. Reorganized negative filing system.

The Marion Star
Staff Photographer
Marion, Ohio
June 1998 to Nov. 1998
Photographed spot news, feature and sports assignments as part of three-person staff. Contributed to coverage of Ohio State University football games. Scanned, toned and color-corrected images.

The Republic
Staff Photographer
Columbus, Ind.
Jan. 1997 to May 1998
Photographed spot news, feature and sports assignments, including photo-only feature pages. Designed photo packages and wrote articles to go with them. Completed assignments for Parent Magazine and advertising department.

Piqua Daily Call
Chief Photographer
Piqua, Ohio
Sept. 1994 to Dec. 1996
Managed photography department. Determined photo coverage. Assisted with layout and design. Maintained lab and inventory. Managed photo intern program. Served as primary shooter for spot news, feature and sports assignments.

Salt Center for Documentary Studies
Project Photographer
Portland, Maine
Jan. 1992 to Sept. 1992
Completed photographic documentaries of various subjects relating to Maine culture. Handled every aspect of each project, from inception to completion, including interviews, writing, layout and design. Managed center's darkroom. Published work in Salt Magazine and a book, "Maine: A Peopled Landscape."

AWARDS

  • Honorable Mention, General News, New Hampshire Photojournalists Association, 1999.
  • Honorable Mention, Sports, Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors Photojournalism Contest, 1997.
  • Second Place, circulation less than 50,000, Spot News, Ohio News Photographers Association, 1996.
  • Staff of the Year (Piqua Daily Call), circulation less than 50,000, Ohio News Photographers Association, 1996.
  • First Place, Spot News, Ohio Associated Press Awards, 1996.
  • First Place, Feature Photo, Ohio Associated Press Awards, 1996.
  • First Place, General News, Ohio Associated Press Awards, 1996.

EDUCATION:   Blackburn College Carlinville, Ill.
  B.A., History

REFERENCES:  Available upon request.