Christopher Rusanowsky b.1990 is an American photojournalist that focuses his cameras on human condition and cultures around the world. Chris’s career began as a portrait photographer in Southern California. His experience as a photographer has taken him to the slums of the Philippines, to the cold plains of North Dakota, He has photographed the opioid epidemic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and the worst fire season in California.

Chris’s approach as a photographer is to build relationships with the communities and people he photographs. Chris has gone to the extremes to move and live in the areas he photographs. His work is personal and compelling; the drive he gets to do this craft is to bring light to people and communities he photographs.

Christopher is now living in Northern Texas, where he is the father to his first child. He is taking assignments in the United States while working as a freelance wedding photographer.


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EXPERIENCE

SAMSON PRODUCTIONS

Lead photographer/videographer, creating highlight media during events, operating live feed cameras and working as a crew manager.

ZUMA PRESS WIRE SERVICE

Awarded twice; Photojournalist of the Month photojournalist covering editorial and newsworthy stories for the global wire service, writing Headlines, Captions and gathering information.

THE SPRAWL

Photojournalist and Picture Editor, covering featured stories, interviewing, writing and producing social media posts and videos.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NEWS GROUP

Stringer covering breaking news stories for OC Register and Daily Bulletin.

INTERSECTION JOURNAL

Producer of a two-year photo story, based in North Dakota, creating multimedia content and writing a featured article.

EDUCATION

2018| Ron Haviv, Storytelling and Photojournalism
2018 | Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Documentary Film Making
2017 | Andrew Whelan, Freelancing and Business
2017 | Creative, Live Final Cut Pro
2016 | NCS, Trauma Response and First Aid
2012 | Jake Raza, People and Environments
2010 | Tri-Community College, Studio Lighting, Photoshop, Printing 2010 | National Press Photography Association, Journalism Ethics

CLIENTS

Kirck Mcgee Studios, Victory Studios, George Street Studios, Convey Studios, Evening Standard, Mother Jones, The Guardian, BLID Germany, Daily Mail, USA Today, Daily Bulletin, OC Register, Desert Sun News, The Sprawl Blog, ZUMA Press, Southern California News Group, Samson Productions, Intersection Journal, Adams Photography, Mining Photography, White Memorial Medical Center, Famous Stars & Straps, Voyage LA Magazine, Street PX, Viewfind Magazine, The Photo Bridge, Dodho Magazine, National Geographic, Peta Pixel, Bakken Oil Business Journal, Bakken News, GOMC Magazine, Dream Within Org, War Cry Magazine, Wild River Press, Filipino Reporter, Global Betia

REFERENCES

Miguel Quirarte, Adventist Health, Director, (951)961-8541
Chad Ziemendorf, Intersection Journal, Chief Editor, (408) 722-7711
Mary Edwards, The Bakken Business Journal, Chief Editor, (406) 570-3433 Aman Mohammed, Samson Productions, Owner, (909)-553-7295