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Douglas R. Clifford - Photographer

Photographer

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. Sep. 9• Hillsborough
  2. Lightning forward Blake Coleman (20) slides on the ice along with the Canadiens' Phillip Danault (24) after chipping a shot over the stick of Montreal Montreal goaltender Carey Price (31) during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final on June 30 at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  3. Jeremiah Marbrey, 12, (right) arrives along with other students at Bay Point Middle School for the first day of school for Pinellas County students, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  4. Sunlake High School seniors congregate on the school’s football field for Senior Sunrise and Last First Day activities during the first day of school for Pasco County Students on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Land O’ Lakes.
  5. Dead fish are transported on Southbound, Jessica and Toliver Tucker's shrimp boat, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, where Red Tide is decimating fish populations off Treasure Island.
  6. An ant crawls across the remains of a black racer on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, on the Osprey Trail at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin.