Chris Urso - Assistant Photography Editor

Assistant Photography Editor

Growing up in Southern California was great but in 2005 I needed to make a drastic move. This move was not caused by my fear of earthquakes but my fear of not having a career in the vocation I adored. Family in tow we trekked cross country, on a plane, and landed at The Tampa Tribune. I am lucky to be one of the few who were plucked by the Tampa Bay Times after the purchase of the Tribune in 2016. My family and I have grown to love the Tampa Bay area. We spend off times floating on the intercostal and biking along the Pinellas Trail. I am extremely passionate about photojournalism and a strong advocate of photojournalism ethics. When asked, I tell people I am just a SoCal expat attempting to live the Florida lifestyle and I make visuals awesome.

  1. Graduating seniors of Brophy College Preparatory waits their turn to walk down the aisle to the stage individually during Diploma Days due to the coronavirus Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Phoenix. Divided up into smaller groups, the graduating Class of 2020 crossed the stage to graduate over a several day period for social distancing protocols. [ROSS D. FRANKLIN  |  AP]
  2. A Thai classical dancer wearing face shield to help curb the spread of the coronavirus performs at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, May 28, 2020. Thai government continues to ease restrictions related to running business in capital Bangkok that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19. [SAKCHAI LALIT  |  AP]
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  4. Artist Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada works on a 20,000 square foot mural of a healthcare worker near the Queens Museum, back left, and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, back center, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The mural is to honor those who lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic, especially minority healthcare workers. The portrait was inspired by Dr. Ydelfonso Decoo, an immigrant doctor who died from coronavirus complications while serving hard-hit communities of color. [SETH WENIG  |  AP]
  5. A Nepalese cleaner sweeps the stairs of temple during lockdown in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Nepal's lockdown imposed on March 24 to stop the spread of the coronavirus has been extended to June 2. [NIRANJAN SHRESTHA  |  AP]
  6. Retired U.S. Navy Yeoman First Class Mark Stallins, left, consoles a woman after he played taps at the gravesite of her relative at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Sheridan, Colo., Monday, May 25, 2020. [DAVID ZALUBOWSKI  |  AP]
  7. Indigenous leader Kretan Kaingang wears a face mask with a hashtag that reads in Portuguese: "Get out Bolsonaro" during a protest demanding the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro outside the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 21, 2020. As Brazil careens toward a full-blown public health emergency and economic meltdown, opponents have filed a request for Bolsonaro's impeachment based on his mishandling of the new coronavirus pandemic. [ERALDO PERES  |  AP]
  8. Ponder High School graduates march out of the garage area and onto the front stretch to participate in their graduation ceremony at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Texas Motor Speedway is hosting 30 socially-distanced high school graduation ceremonies over the next few weeks. The first two were Monday night. Students receive their diplomas on the front stretch of the track with family and friends in their cars parked on the infield watching the ceremony on the track's massive "Big Hoss" TV screen. [TONY GUTIERREZ  |  AP]
  9. Healthcare workers at New Orleans East Hospital wave handkerchiefs and dance to a jazz serenade, as a tribute for their care for COVID-19 patients, by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, outside the hospital in New Orleans, Friday, May 15, 2020. A New York woman collaborated with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to put on what she calls a stimulus serenade to give moral support to front-line hospital workers and COVID-19 patients in New Orleans. [GERALD HERBERT  |  AP]
  10. A government official inspect isolation tents that will serve as a quarantine facility for people showing symptoms of the COVID-19 at an indoor stadium prepared to become an emergency hospital amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, May 18, 2020. [TATAN SYUFLANA  |  AP]
  11. Graduating senior Yasmine Protho, 18, wears a photo of herself and Class of 2020 on her protective mask amid the coronavirus pandemic as she graduates with only 9 other classmates at a time with limited family attending at Chattahoochee County High School on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Cusseta, Ga. [BRYNN ANDERSON  |  AP]
  12. A crew of lobstermen head out to fish as the reflection of a sunlit building colors the waters of Portland Harbor, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Portland, Maine. The lobster fishing industry has been hurt by the shrinking demand for its product bought on by the global coronavirus pandemic. [ROBERT F. BUKATY  |  AP]
  13. Commuters wearing face masks peer through a bus window during increased restrictions on movements in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus in the Madureira area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. [SILVIA IZQUIERDO  |  AP]
  14. Antoinette van Zalinge, principal of the public elementary school De Notenkraker, who dressed up to show the need of social distancing, welcomes pupils in Amsterdam, Monday, May 11, 2020, as primary schools, barber shops and libraries reopened after a partial lockdown because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus. [PETER DEJONG  |  AP]
  15. An artist, wearing a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, plays with her dog during a protest outside the Greek parliament in central Athens, on Thursday May 7, 2020. Associations representing musicians, artists and performers want the government to expand income support schemes as they face a tourism season hit by the pandemic. [PETROS GIANNAKOURIS  |  AP]
  16. The nearly-full moon sets at dawn behind the Camden Hills in this view looking west across Penobscot Bay, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, near Camden, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) [ROBERT F. BUKATY  |  AP]