Bob Riha, Jr. is an internationally acclaimed freelance photojournalist based in Long Beach, California in the United States with a photojournalism career spanning several decades and is available to assist you immediately with your photography assignment needs.  He specializes in editorial, corporate, events, portraits and public relations photo assignments. 

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 has experience shooting and transmitting images directly from breaking news or event – on deadline; to being assigned an entertainment or business portrait assignment or coverage at an award show.  

A contributing photographer with WireImage/Getty Images, where Image Rights may be immediately purchased for use in your publication or website. Also Contributes photography with Reuters News Pictures and European PressPhoto Agency.

Photo experience includes utilizing portable ‘on-location’ studio lighting; on-set/on-location  photography; corporate headshots for social media or 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’ photography 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 Special Event assignments take him worldwide and coast-to-coast for public relation agencies and corporations to meet their photography needs. Corporate images from planned events can be edited on-site and transmitted to 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 may also be used for ‘social media’ websites and web postings depending on client requirements.

Images have been published over the years within numerous media publications worldwide 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, United Press International, Fortune, and Long Beach (CA) Press Telegram.

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