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 photography.

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