The Los Angeles Times nominated Karen Tapia for a Pulitzer Prize regarding her iconic single photograph from the California Wildfires of 2007. She also shares in a team Pulitzer for her coverage on the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. A native Californian, she served as a full-time staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times for 20 years.
Over that time she has won numerous awards covering local and national news events, professional sports, celebrity portraiture, feature photography and documentary work. She also has expertise in formal portraiture, architectural, and product photography as well as documenting weddings. Karen has always had a deep sense of loyalty, dedication and passion for her photography. She approaches every assignment with enthusiasm, integrity, and confidence sprinkled with lightness and humor. She is ambitious, hard working and a major team player with strong ethics and values that she has maintained throughout her photojournalism career. She is adept at Adobe Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, and Macintosh Computer Platforms, editing, captioning, archiving and on location electronic transmissions.
Karen is available to cover your assignments whether it is a family portrait, a child’s sporting event, product photography, or your special wedding day.
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