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Rob Finch

Former Staff and Professional in Residence

Finch is a two time Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year contest – first in 2000 and again in 2003. He was runner-up in 2001. He was selected to exhibit his work in Perpignan, France at the Visa Pour L’Image festival and was a member of the World Press Masterclass in 2002. Photo District News named him one of 30 emerging photographers to watch. In 2007, Finch was part of a team of journalists at The Oregonian awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for his role as a multimedia producer. In 2008, Finch won the 2008 Online Journalism Award for Best Video presentation.


In 2009, Finch left daily photography to become the Visuals Editor at The Oregonian.


Finch has been a faculty member of the NPPA’s Flying Short Course, the Mountain Workshops, the NPPA Multimedia Immersion and lectured at variety of universities. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Francesca and their two children Alcina and Seamus.



Rite of Passage by Maggie Steber

When Madje’s dementia proved relentless, her daughter Maggie moved her life to care for her. Maggie documented the liberation from the roles she and her mother had learned to play – a discovery that gave her the mother she always wanted.

Resetting the Table for Starbucks

Resetting the Table takes a unique, personal look at the impact Starbucks’ Create Jobs for USA program has had on the American Mug & Stein pottery facility in East Liverpool, Ohio.

The American-Made Benny by Marcin Szczepanski, Markel Redondo and Bill Johnson

Benny is a “certified” garbologist. He collects what others throw away. Benny is also at war with his family. Here is a man sharing a house with his wife but living as a stranger. This is a household on the edge.

A Hundred Different Ways by Chris Capozziello, Lauren Hermele and Peter Lundberg

In 1987, Catherine Russell first stepped on stage in the play, Perfect Crime. Twenty-five years and only four missed performances later, she’s in The Guinness Book of World Records for the most performances by an actor in a single part.

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