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Douglas Despres is a freelance portrait and documentary photographer (b. 1981), raised in rural NH and based in Alameda / San Francisco's East Bay. His reportage stories focus on social and human rights. Editorially, he works with non profits & NGO's, travel & lifestyle teams, magazines, private foundations, and news and media outlets. In portraits, Doug works with brands and publications as well as creatives and individuals, both on location and in his photo studio in downtown Alameda.
Doug has been a freelancer since 2008 - including experience at four newspapers, interning at the Maine Media Workshops, teaching film and digital photography on the grounds of UC Berkeley, earning an art degree from the University of South Florida, having imagery in public and private collections around the country, and volunteer photography services with the American Red Cross.
Doug's latest commission by the Life Is Good Kids Foundation documented their Playmaker Program aimed at the recovery and road of hope after severe childhood trauma. His latest personal project Tobaccoland focused on multi-generational family farm life in Cuba's far West province of Pinar del Rio. Before Tobaccoland, Doug aided coverage on Oceti Sakowin camp life on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota on water protection efforts against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Both works were published by Nowhere Magazine. The SR work was also part of a group exhibition at the Nobel Peace Prize forum in Oslo.