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Damian Strohmeyer is a Boston based photographer who has been photographing people and sports for more than two decades. After stints at The Topeka Capital Journal and The Denver Post newspapers he has been affiliated with Sports Illustrated magazine for twenty years, the past eleven as a staff photographer. Among the major sporting events he has covered are The World Series, The NCAA Mens and Womens Basketball Final Four, The NBA Finals, The Soccer World Cup, The Stanley Cup, The Indianapolis 500, several Olympic Games and twenty three Super Bowls. His work has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated over fifty times.
A determined and dedicated professional Damian brings a dramatic style honed over a wide range of assignments. Each and every job is treated as a serious test of his ability. He has worked with editors and art directors at virtually level of communication from magazines and newspapers to design firms and ad agencies. His assignments have taken him to virtually every state in the United States as well as numerous destinations overseas. His use of composition, graphics, and lighting give his work a unique definitive style that makes the photographs stand out. He has a diverse and deep repertoire of communication based photography.
While Sports Illustrated has been the bulk of his work, Damians editorial client list has included The New York Times, Time Magazine, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, The Ladies Home Journal, Redbook and extensive work for New England based Yankee Magazine.
Damian has been honored by the National Press Photographers Association in their annual Pictures of the Year awards numerous times, as well as by The University of Missouri in their annual Pictures of the Year competition. He was awarded the Region 9 Photographer of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association for work during the year of 1987. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has also awarded his work and exhibits it at their facility in Canton, Ohio.
A frequent speaker at education events Damian has contributed regularly as a faculty member to The Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also published a book "A March for Honor" with Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Alexander Wolff which chronicled small town Indiana High School basketball.
Damian grew up in Axtell, Kansas a small town on the plains and graduated from Washburn University in Topeka. Kansas. He is married to fellow photographer Joanne Rathe of The Boston Globe. They have three children Jessye, Zachary, and Leah and make their home in Lexington, Massachusetts.