Welcome to Assignment Chicago, the blog associated with my portfolio site at www.AlexanderGarcia.com. If you’ve been a long-time reader of this blog during its incarnation at the Chicago Tribune, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve returned to my personal URL for this unaffiliated blog. I’ll continue my regular musings about photojournalism and visual storytelling. I’ll also post photos from editorial assignments, as my clients allow.
For new visitors, I’m a Chicago editorial and commercial photographer with twenty years professional experience, formerly with the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. With sheer optimism and a number of clients, I decided to leave my position to take my skills and experience into the world of freelance photography.
I have several awards to my bio, including a Pulitzer Prize and a World Press Photo Golden Eye Award. I’ve been called “One of the World’s Leading Photojournalists” by a major publisher, and have given interviews on radio and television about the industry.
I’ve taught as an adjunct lecturer at the Medill Graduate School of Journalism and currently at the School of Visual Arts in New York. I’m also a frequent speaker at public events such as Photo Plus in New York, Chicago Ideas Week, Printers Row Lit Fest and a TedX Midwest event.
The blog which I wrote for the Chicago Tribune for four rewarding years culminated in the 100+ page book that I’ve obnoxiously put on my home page. Give it a go.
I hope you enjoy reading and will be in touch.