Rick Gershon is an Emmy nominated, award-winning director, cinematographer and photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY.
His work is marked by intimate, cinematic storytelling that aims to inspire audiences to action while leaving powerful impressions.
Most recently, Rick served as the Director of Photography at MediaStorm where he shot and directed documentary films to give voice and meaning to social issues around the globe. Previously, he served as a multimedia photojournalist and staff photographer at Getty Images.
Rick started his career as a staff photographer at the Dallas Morning News where he was one of the first still photographers to take on learning the craft of video journalism and was also named one of the “Top 25 Up and Coming Photographers in America” by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Rick’s work has also been honored with an Emmy nomination for New Approaches to Documentary Storytelling, a Webby for Individual Documentary Episode and numerous awards from the National Press Photographer’s Association and Pictures of the Year International. He was included in an Edward R. Murrow award for electronic journalism while at MediaStorm; and the Dallas Morning News staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Rick holds a B.A. in photojournalism from the University of North Texas, where shortly after graduating in 2004 he was recognized as the College Photographer of the Year and received an Award of Excellence as Newspaper Photographer of the Year during the same year in the POYi competition.
His diverse clients include the The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The New Yorker, CNN, Frontline, Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E Networks, The Travel Channel, AOL.com, Starbucks, Nike, Mines Advisory Group, AARP, MSNBC and ESPN, among others.