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. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, right, watches as Ramon Docobo, Asst. Director of the Pharmacy at Tampa General Hospital, removes the COVID-19 vaccine from boxes Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
  2. Dec. 13, 2020• Photos
  3. Oct. 28, 2020• Photos
  4. La activista local  Millie Santiago en las oficinas de  Organize Florida el 25 de septiembre en Orlando.
  5. Local activist, Millie Santiago, poses for a portrait at the offices of Organize Florida on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 in Orlando.
  6. Sep. 2, 2020• Photos
  7. Students move through the line toward the school entrance, on the first day of school for Hillsborough County students, at Hillsborough High School on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 in Tampa.
  8. Aug. 24, 2020• Photos
  9. Aug. 12, 2020• Photos
  10. Artist Cam Parker celebrates in the middle of his work, a rainbow-colored, raised fist, in Tampa Heights.
  11. 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.
  12. Participantes de Pluma Loca con sus palomas en una competencia en febrero de 2020 en Tampa.