Bob Riha, Jr/RIHA Photo is an internationally acclaimed freelance photojournalist based in Long Beach, California with a photojournalism career spanning several decades specializing in News and editorial-style corporate public relations photography. Highly experienced in covering news assignments, award shows, corporate events for publication.  Assignments may include breaking news, special events, press announcements, portrait/headshots assignments or a client’s product launch. Available to assist you immediately with your photography assignment needs – large or small. 

Within first months after launching, he continued his work as a longtime contributor — freelance/Contract Photographer with Gannett/USA Today for over 31-years (January 1983-2014).  He was assigned photo assignments for all Sections over his multi-decade career covering Los Angeles/Southern California, Western United States and on occasion, International Stories.  A veteran of over 2,200 photo assignments for USA Today can shoot, edit and transmit images directly from on-site event to publication–meeting deadlines as required. 

A contributing photographer with Getty Images/WireImage for over 20-years where Image Rights from website gallery and other assignments may be immediately purchased for use in your publication or website at  A contributing photographer with Reuters News Pictures and European PressPhoto Agency covering news and feature assignments in Southern California for worldwide distribution, as requested. 

Corporate/Public Relations photography for Virgin America Airlines past 10 years covering 1st Flights and special events for media & social media distribution and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group (2017).

Photo experience includes ‘on-location’ studio lighting; on-set/on-location- behind the scenes photography; head-shots for social media and other media usage; media event planning, consulting and media liaison. He is a graduate of the video & editing Platypus Workshop (2008) and has produced numerous videos while on assignment for USA Today and other clients – in addition to his still photography work. 

He is available to assist you immediately 24/7 and can be reached at (562) 938-1272 or via email: or   (CA DGS/SB #1788992)