Douglas R. Clifford - 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. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) holds the Lombardi Trophy while celebrating the Buccaneers 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa.
  2. Nov. 12, 2021• Pinellas
  3. Broc Turner, 16, of Tampa, slides down a single lane of the Snowy Slopes attraction with his cousin, Bishop Griffin, 4, of Jacksonville, while visiting the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park during opening day on Wednesday in Dade City.
  4. Oct. 24, 2021• Sports
  5. Oct. 10, 2021• Sports
  6. Sep. 9, 2021• Hillsborough
  7. 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.
  8. Aug. 11, 2021• Clearwater
  9. 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.