American photographer (b. 1981), raised in rural New Hampshire and based in Alameda, California. His documentary photography focuses on social and human rights issues in the United States. Primarily working on independent projects, he also fields commissions from non-profits & NGO's, news outlets and private foundations. Editorially, he works with magazines, small business, and travel & lifestyle publications. His 2017 projects cover blind households, elder portraits, and monastic mountain life.
Doug has been a freelance photographer for 12 years. He has photographed for four newspapers, interned at the Maine Media Workshops, studied with documentary journalist Thatcher Cook, taught various film and digital photography classes on the grounds of UC Berkeley, earned a photography degree from the University of South Florida and has imagery in public and private collections throughout the United States. Doug's latest story on the daily life at the Oceti Sakowin protection camp in Standing Rock was published as a 25 page feature in Nowhere Magazine's 2017 Annual Print Issue.
- B&W documentary and portrait work: www.douglasdespres.org
- Color lifestyle and travel work: www.douglasdespresphoto.com
- Event work: www.heliosimages.com