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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. Nov. 17, 2019• All Eyes
  2. Nov. 10, 2019• All Eyes
  3. La iglesia ha acumulado 60 propiedades en el condado de Pinellas desde su llegada en 1975.
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  5. 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.
  6.  Mexico Beach, one year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Michael.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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]
  12. Part of a house still lay submerged in a canal in Mexico Beach two months after Hurricane Michael. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2018)
  13. Part of a house still lay submerged in a canal in Mexico Beach two months after Hurricane Michael. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2018)
  14. Jun. 24, 2019• All Eyes
    Sergeant 1st Class Brant Ireland receives the Heart of the Team Award during the closing ceremony of the 2019 Warrior Games.
[LUIS SANTANA   |   Times]
  15. 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]
  16. Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) checks Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny (6) during the first period Saturday, March 16, 2019 in Tampa. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times
  17. Jan. 25, 2019• Long Reads
    Shawna Wood, left, and Peggy Wood, center, attend a community gathering to mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach.
  18. DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  TimesBoats lay sunk and damaged at the Port St. Joe Marina in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday (10/10/18) after Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach.
  19. ZACK SAMPSON   |   Times Tampa Bay Times photographer Douglas R. Clifford documents damage in Mexico Beach on Oct. 12, two days after Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle.
  20. Gabriel Smith, 17, gathers sandbags in front of the Grady Market and Consulate Suites storage warehouse while working to prepare the building for potential flooding in downtown Apalachicola. (Douglas R. Clifford)
  21. ampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) heads down he tunnel to hit the the ice for warm ups on opening night. (Dirk Shadd, Times)