Martha Asencio-Rhine - Photographer


My love of photography was born along with my first son, who I couldn't stop making pictures of with newly-available digital cameras, five megapixels top. I transitioned to making pictures of all my family, other families, a small wedding here or there. But the pros I admired were working in photojournalism and it was those types of photos I wanted to make. I went back to school in 2014 and got a degree in journalism. Now I'm thrilled to be the rookie photographer on the multimedia team for my hometown paper. I live in St. Petersburg with my husband, two sons and two geckos. Besides photography I love to dance, spend time outdoors and read novels.

  1. Artist Cam Parker celebrates in the middle of his work, a rainbow-colored, raised fist, in Tampa Heights. [CHIP WEINER  |  Special to the Times]
  2. Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his side third goal Bduring the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. [RICHARD HEATHCOTE  |  AP]
  3. Participantes de Pluma Loca con sus palomas en una competencia en febrero de 2020 en Tampa. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  4. A woman raises her fist in support as demonstrators march by during one of two daily marches in protest of police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  5. Demonstrators march through Historic Roser Park during one of two daily marches in protest of police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death, on Monday, June 15, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE  |  Times]
  6. Protesters march along Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg on Friday, June 12, 2020. [Martha Asencio-Rhine]
  7. 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]
  8. Carly Lewis at her home in Tampa on April 25, 2020. [TINA RUSSELL  |  Special to the Times]
  9. Protesters are reflected in a window as they march along Central Avenue Tuesday, June 9, 2020 in St. Petersburg. [MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE  |  Times]
  10. Protestors are seen along Bayshore Boulevard as they march through Tampa Thursday, June 4, 2020. [LUIS SANTANA  |  Times]
  11. Registered nurse Aubry Sander prepares to care for a COVID-19 patient recently at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida.  [KINFAY MOROTI  |  Special to the Times]