RIHA Photo/Bob Riha, Jr. is an internationally acclaimed freelance photojournalist based in Long Beach, California with a photojournalism career spanning several decades specializing in editorial-style, news, corporate and public relations photography. Experienced in photo coverage from breaking news incidents, special events, press announcements, executive portraits including public relations assignments promoting an event or client’s product launch. Available to assist you immediately 24/7 with your photography assignment needs.  

A freelance/Contract Photographer with Gannett/USA Today from January 1983-2014, he was assigned photo assignments for all Sections over a 31-year career covering Los Angeles/Southern California and Western United States. A veteran of over 2,200 photo assignments for USA Today, he can shoot, edit and transmit images directly from on-site event to client or publication–on deadline as requested. Decades of experienced covering all Award Shows, feature stories, executive & celebrity one-on-one portraits and breaking news incidents.

A contributing photographer with WireImage/Getty Images where Image Rights from website gallery and other assignments over 35+ year career may be immediately purchased for use in your publication or website. (www.gettyimages.com). Currently is a contributing photographer with Reuters News Pictures and European PressPhoto Agency covering news and feature assignments in Southern California for worldwide distribution.

Photo experience includes utilizing portable ‘on-location’ studio lighting; on-set/on-location  photography; corporate headshots for social media/media usage; on-site deadline editing & transmitting of images; media & event consulting; media liaison and Video Producer. He is a graduate of the video & editing Platypus Workshop (2008) and  has produced numerous videos while on assignment for USA Today – in addition to his still photography work. 

‘On-set’ experience includes: production ‘behind-the-scenes’ for public relations handouts for media usage; social media and client/agency distribution to existing media lists and publications for image handouts. 

Corporate and Industry Special Event assignments take him worldwide and coast-to-coast for public relation agencies and corporations. Corporate images from planned events can be edited on-site and transmitted to client’s online Media Center for downloads or to major media organizations worldwide photo desks for consideration including:  The Associated Press, Reuters News Pictures, Agency France-Presse, WireImage/Getty Images, Bloomberg News, Canadian Press, Sipa Press and European PressPhoto Agency, when applicable. Images from assignments may also be used for ‘social media’ websites and web postings.

Images have been published within numerous media publications worldwide over the years in print, online and social media sites including : U.S. News & World Report, TIME, Newsweek, People, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Gannett News Service, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Us Magazine, Washington Post, United Press International, Fortune, and Long Beach (CA) Press Telegram. 

He is available to assist you immediately 24/7 and can be reached at (562) 938-1272 or via email: bobriha@verizon.net or rihaphoto@aol.com   (CA DGS/SB #1788992)