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Douglas R. Clifford - Photojournalist

Photojournalist

During my childhood my parents had curated a couple hundred issues of National Geographic magazine, which I remember studying for hours, for years, while growing up in St. Louis, Missouri. I was inspired by the vivid stories of people from every corner of the world. It was a natural evolution that I ended up studying photojournalism at the University of Florida. I joined Times Publishing Company in 1998, and began documenting storytelling moments for our daily reports – spot news, features, sports, portraiture, food, fashion, etc. My secret (to success): stay focused on the most storytelling elements while remaining open to the unexpected. Photojournalism can also be creative, and I believe it’s my passion to create, along with my personality - adventurous, intense, tenacious, compassionate, confident, patient, curious, evolving - that inspires me to get up each day and do it all over again.

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers players including defensive end Noah Spence (57) take the field for the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 16, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Miami Dolphins for preseason action Friday at Raymond James Stadium. The Buccaneers will face the Cleveland Browns on August 23 and open the regular season against...
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers players including defensive end Noah Spence (57) take the field for the preseason game against the Miami Dolphins on August 16, 2019 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  3. Russell Stanley Jr, 10, is the first student who arrived in Emili Colon 's fourth grade classroom on the first day of school at Sheehy Elementary School in Tampa. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  4. Marine biologists and veterinarians from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, alongside Coast Guard officers and volunteer beachgoers tend to one of five pilot whales that beached themselves just off the shore. Monday, July 29, 2019 in Redington Beach. The rescue workers and volunteers swung into action to set up shades over the whales to protect them from sun damage. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
    The five pilot whales were rescued by biologists and veterinarians from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Coast Guard officers and bystanders.
  5. Calvary Christian WR/DB Shelton Quarles Jr., center, joins team mates for a pushup drill while attending a workout and conditioning camp on Friday.
[DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
  6. Part of a house still lay submerged in a canal in Mexico Beach two months after Hurricane Michael. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2018)
    Nine months after the storm, more than 20,000 property claims remain outstanding in Florida.
  7. Part of a house still lay submerged in a canal in Mexico Beach two months after Hurricane Michael. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2018)
    Nine months after the storm, more than 20,000 property claims remain outstanding in Florida.
  8. Sergeant 1st Class Brant Ireland receives the Heart of the Team Award during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Warrior Games.
[LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
    Dept. of Defense Warrior Games brings over 300 athletes to the Tampa Bay region for a series of events.
  9. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis prepares to drive the 1st fairway on Monday while participating in the Veterans Alternative Celebrity Pro-Am at the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times]
    You never saw Rick Scott do this.