Primary clients: Daily News Papers, Weekly News Papers, Magazines, NGOs, Photo Agencies, Wire Services
Asia USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English
Years of experience: More than 10
HEFAT certification? no
Chris Rusanowsky is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer based in North Texas. Chris has spent the last twelve years of his career focusing on stories of resilience and American identity. In 2017, Chris signed on to his first News Wire Image Agency, ZUMA Press, as a contract photographer gathering images and breaking news stories. In 2020, American Reportage Collective has brought on Christopher as a member to create long term projects under their name. His work has been published in Newsweek, The Guardian, Dallas Morning News, Mother Jones, Daily Mail, etc.
With fewer opportunities for staff positions, Chris works tirelessly to produce and capture photo essays around America, working as a contract photographer for commercial clients and raising his one-year-old son. His Cameras have taken him to the rural lands of North Dakota, to documenting young men in the oil fields, to the disasters of the California wildfires, to documenting stories of poverty and reliance in the Philippines and to the homes and businesses of Americans. Chris's goal is to create photojournalistic essays that convey a message to viewers, while honestly capturing people, culture, and industry.
Chris's passion for photography and storytelling is seen every day. Not a moment goes by where Chris is not looking for a picture or researching his next story. His family and friends' supportive community pushes him never to give up and always to face fear head-on. Since moving back to Texas's birth state, Chris is focusing more on his backyard and stories that show America today.