Close Up: Photographer Robert F. Bukaty

Associated Press photographer Robert F. Bukaty was born in Buffalo, N.Y. and studied photographic illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. He joined the AP in 1993 and is currently a staff photographer based in Portland, Maine. 



Bukaty has a reputation for making compelling images of ordinary every day life and he was part of the AP team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 for coverage of the President Clinton impeachment story.

His major assignments include the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City, Hurricane Katrina, the Boston Marathon bombing and several presidential campaigns. In 2008, he had a special six-month assignment in Beijing, culminating with the summer Olympics, one of six Olympic Games that he has covered.

Below is a selection of Associated Press photographer Robert F. Bukaty's exceptional photography.



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Nat Castañeda is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. A California native, Castañeda works primarily in video and collage, with an emphasis on tactile intimacy with her materials remaining an important aspect of all her projects. Common issues in Castañeda’s work are the conflating of iconography and pornography, the questioning of traditional gender binaries, and the role of technology within personal narratives. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has shown at venues such as El Museo del Barrio and Electronic Arts Intermix. In addition to her art practice, Castañeda currently works at The Associated Press where she leads a team that curates AP's online archive of historic and contemporary photojournalism. Castañeda’s photography has appeared in the New York Times,U.S. News & World Report and USA Today.