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. He is available to assist you with your photography needs and specializes in editorial, corporate, events and public relations photo assignments. 

A former freelance/Contract Photographer with Gannett/USA Today from 1983-2014, he covered photo assignments (for all Sections) over a 31-year career throughout Los Angeles/Southern California and Western United States. 

A veteran of over 2,200 photo assignments for USA Today, he has years of experience from documenting and transmitting images at breaking news & feature events – on deadline; to a one-on-one entertainment or business portrait assignment or coverage at an award show.  He is a contributing photographer with Reuters News Pictures,  European PressPhoto Agency and WireImage/Getty Images agencies, where Image Rights to photographs taken by Bob Riha, Jr. may be immediately purchased for your publication from Getty online image search.

Photo experience includes utilizing portable ‘on-location’ studio lighting; on-set/on-location production photography; 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 though still photography is his passion, he 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 to media; website publication including use by advertising agency; publicity department; marketing; social media and client/agency and for use within specialized publications or existing media distribution lists 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 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 and Long Beach (CA) Press Telegram.

He is available to assist you immediately with any private, editorial, event or corporate photo assignment and can be reached at (562) 938-1272 or via email:  bobriha@verizon.net / rihaphoto@aol.com.  .  (CA DGS/SB #1788992).