Bob Sacha

Specialty: Photographer

Bob Sacha is an award-winning photographer, multimedia producer, documentary filmmaker, editor, and teacher who first made his name as a magazine photojournalist. A contributing photographer at National Geographic magazine, Bob covered assignments around the world, from New Orleans and New York City to China and Easter Island. For several years he worked as a staff producer and editor at the multimedia production studio MediaStorm.org, where his projects were nominated for three National News Emmys and won awards from the Online News Association, Editor & Publisher, the New York Photo Festival, the White House News Photographers Association, and The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. Last year Bob shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby, and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk as the director of photography for the New York Times series, “Living City,” about New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot had its world premiere at DocNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. Bob is currently the Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, a J school with the soul of a Silicon Valley startup, He also lectures and mentors students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as well as in workshops across the globe.

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