Richard Hartog is a freelance photographer based in Los Angeles, Ca.

In a career that includes over ten years as a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times and also a decade as a staff photographer at The Outlook/DailyBreeze newspapers in Santa Monica, Ca., Hartog has covered major national and international news, feature, sports, and entertainment.

Hartog has won hundreds of awards for his photography. He has received honors from the National Press Photographers Association, California Press Photographers Association, Associated Press News Executive Council, Best of the West, Society of Newspaper Design, California Newspapers Publishers Association, the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, and the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles.

In 2004, Hartog’s dramatic lead photos of the California wildfires were included in the LA Times’ team coverage that won the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting.

Hartog has been named Photographer of the Year by three different organizations.

Photographer of the Year Awards:

  • National Press Photographers Association (Region 10)
  • California Press Photographers Association
  • Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles. (Three times)

Pictures of the Year (POY) Awards:

In the prestigious international Pictures of the Year (POY) competition, Hartog has won nine awards in six different categories including:

  • Spot News
  • News Picture Story
  • Sports Action
  • Sports Feature
  • First Places in Sports Portfolio (Two times).
  • One Week’s Work (Placed three times).

Richard Hartog lives 150 feet from the sand on the beautiful Marina Peninsula in Marina del Rey, Ca. Just a few blocks from the Venice Pier, he does many of his shoots in and around his home.