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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. 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.
  2. Julie De La Cruz, 2, plays in the yard of her home where only two days before she witnessed the fatal shooting of her mother.