Rick GershonDirector of Photography, Former Staff and Producer
Rick Gershon joined MediaStorm as a producer in 2010. He served as a multimedia photojournalist and staff photographer at Getty Images from 2007 to 2010.
Some of his clients include the Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, AOL.com, MediaStorm and MSNBC. His images of various news and political events have run in newspapers and news magazines around the world and he is a featured photographer with Reportage by Getty Images.
During his time at Getty he received numerous awards for his multimedia stories from both the National Press Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year, a Webby for Individual Documentary episode and a national Emmy nomination for New Approaches to Documentary Storytelling.
After graduating in August 2004 with a B.A. in photojournalism from the University of North Texas, he was named College Photographer of the Year and also received an Award of Excellence as Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the POYi competition.
In 2005, Rick joined the Dallas Morning News as a staff photographer where he was one of the first still photographers to take on learning the craft of video journalism. During his time at the Morning News Rick was named one of the top 25 up and coming photographers in America by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and was also a part of a Pulitzer Prize winning staff for the Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina.