Career[edit] Loomis started his first newspaper job as a part-time photography lab technician at the Palm Beach Post in Florida where he was raised. Loomis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism with a minor in Latin American Studies from Western Kentucky University. He joined the staff of the Los Angeles Times in 1994. Loomis spent a month covering the aftermath of the September 11 attacks before joining the United States Marine Corps as they invaded Afghanistan. He covered the war in Afghanistan extensively for the following decade, spending more than two years in the country since 2001. During that time he also worked as an embedded journalist with the United States Army and Special Forces. In 2003, Loomis again embedded with the United States Marine Corps to document the invasion of Iraq. In 2004, he covered the First Battle of Fallujah, also known as Operation Vigilant Resolve and has made several subsequent trips to report on the ongoing situation in Fallujah. Loomis has been the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism,[2] The Hillman Prize from the Sidney Hillman Foundation,[3] the National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation,[4] and Photographer of the Year from the National Press Photographers Association.[5] He has been twice recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists through the Sigma Delta Chi Award,[6] the Sidney Hillman Foundation,[3] and through the John B. Oakes Award for Outstanding Environmental Journalism.[7] He has been a photography instructor at the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Mountain Workshops in Kentucky.

References[edit] ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes | Citation". Retrieved 2013-10-04.  ^ "The 2013 RFK Book & Journalism Award Ceremony, September 26 in Washington, D.C. | Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights | Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights". Retrieved 2013-10-04.  ^ a b "2013 Hillman Prize for Photojournalism". Hillman Foundation. Retrieved 2013-10-04.  ^ "Scripps Howard Foundation: What's New". 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-10-04.  ^ Larsen, Larry. "NPPA: The Best of Photojournalism 2003 | Poynter". Poynter. Retrieved 2013-10-04.  ^ "Society of Professional Journalists | Sigma Delta Chi Awards". Retrieved 2013-10-04.  ^ "Press Room | Columbia News". Retrieved 2013-10-04. 

External links[edit] Official website Imagine Dying Back with a Vengence Altered Oceans - part of this work is on permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's Sant Ocean Hall PhotoMedia magazine article "In the Loupe: Rick Loomis" The Digital Journalist article "Cpl. Teasley" American Journalism Review article "Images of War" KCET's Web Stories presents "News in Transition: Rick Loomis" Retrieved from "" Categories: Living peopleWestern Kentucky University alumniWar photographersAmerican photojournalistsHidden categories: Articles with hCards

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