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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. Protest organizer Terron Gland, 31, of St. Petersburg, encourages a moment of dancing from the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  2. Zoey Triplett, 9, left, cuddles with her mother, Amy Triplett, 49, center, of Safety Harbor, while attending a peaceful protest organized by the Bless Up organization, on Friday, June 5, 2020, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. At right is Byron Triplett, 53, Zoey's father and Amy's husband. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  3. Dr. Chrisoula Kiriazis, a primary care physician with BayCare, performs a physical on Douglas R. Clifford on May 5. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  4. Tropicana Field's dome lights are illuminated with patriotic colors on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in downtown St. Petersburg. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  5. Dexter Toledo, 46, of Sarasota, reads an executive order issued by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis moments after arriving at Tampa International Airport (TIA) on JetBlue flight #905, a one-way flight from Newark (EWR), New Jersey, which arrived at 12:13 am, only minutes after the order went into effect on March 24, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  6. Nov. 17, 2019• All Eyes
  7. Nov. 10, 2019• All Eyes
  8. La iglesia ha acumulado 60 propiedades en el condado de Pinellas desde su llegada en 1975. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  9. The Flag Building on N Ft Harrison Avenue is Scientology's largest building. The church owns 60 properties in Pinellas County under its name, 72 percent of which are tax exempt. The church bought six retail properties under LLCs in 2017 for a redevelopment plan.
  10.  Mexico Beach, one year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Michael. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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