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Douglas Despres is a portrait and documentary photographer (b. 1981), raised in rural NH and based in Alameda, found in San Francisco's East Bay. His reportage stories focus on social and human rights. Editorially, he works with non profits & NGO's, travel & lifestyle teams, magazines, private foundations, and news and media outlets. In portraits, Doug works with brands and publications as well as creatives and individuals, both on location and in his photo studio in downtown Alameda.
Doug has been a freelance photographer for 17 years, which includes four newspapers, interning at the Maine Media Workshops, teaching film and digital photography on the grounds of UC Berkeley, earning an art degree from the University of South Florida and having imagery in public and private collections around the country. He has also volunteered to photograph with the American Red Cross.
Doug's latest commission by the Life Is Good Kids Foundation documents their Playmakers Program, aimed at the recovery and road of hope after severe childhood trauma. His latest personal project "Tobaccoland" focused on multi-generational family farm life in Cuba's far West province of Pinar del Rio. Before Tobaccoland, Doug aided coverage on Oceti Sakowin camp life on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota during the water protection efforts against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016. Both works were featured in print and online by Nowhere Magazine. The SR work was also part of a group exhibition at the Nobel Peace Prize forum in Oslo in 2018.