Chris Rusanowsky is an American photojournalist and documentary photographer based in North Texas. Chris has spent the last twelve years of his career focusing on stories of resilience and American identity. In 2017, Chris signed on to his first News Wire Image Agency, ZUMA Press, as a contract photographer gathering images and breaking news stories. In 2020, American Reportage Collective has brought on Christopher as a member to create long-term projects under their name. His work has been published in Newsweek, The Guardian, Dallas Morning News, Mother Jones, Daily Mail, etc.
With fewer opportunities for staff positions, Chris works tirelessly to produce and capture photo essays around America, working as a contract photographer for commercial clients and raising his one-year-old son. His Cameras have taken him to the rural lands of North Dakota, to documenting young men in the oil fields, to the disasters of the California wildfires, to documenting stories of poverty and reliance in the Philippines, and to the homes and businesses of Americans. Chris's goal is to create photojournalistic essays that convey a message to viewers, while honestly capturing people, culture, and industry. Chris's passion for photography and storytelling is seen every day. Not a moment goes by where Chris is not looking for a picture or researching his next story. His family and friends' supportive community pushes him never to give up and always to face fear head-on. Since moving back to Texas's birth state, Chris is focusing more on his backyard and stories that show America today.
Chris is a member of American Reportage, National Press Photographers Association and ZUMA Press.
2018| Ron Haviv, Storytelling and Photojournalism 2018 | Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Documentary Film Making 2017 | Andrew Whelan, Freelancing and Business 2017 | Creative, Live Final Cut Pro 2016 | NCS, Trauma Response and First Aid 2012 | Jake Raza, People, and Environments 2010 | Tri-Community College, Studio Lighting, Photoshop, Printing 2010 | National Press Photography Association, Journalism Ethics
Walsworth Publishing Co. - DPA - The American Legion - Wallstreet Journal - Farming UK - E&E News - NPR - NBC Channel 5 - CNN - News Photographer Magazine - The Dallas Morning News - Bavaria - DR News - El Diario - El Boletin - Ilta Sanomat - The Telegraph UK, 35 West Magazine, Canyon Falls Community News, Convey Studios, Evening Standard, Mother Jones, The Guardian, BLID Germany, Daily Mail, USA Today, Daily Bulletin, OC Register, Desert Sun News, The Sprawl Blog, ZUMA Press, Southern California News Group, Samson Productions, Intersection Journal, Adams Photography, Mining Photography, White Memorial Medical Center, Famous Stars & Straps, Voyage LA Magazine, Street PX, Viewfind Magazine, The Photo Bridge, Dodho Magazine, National Geographic, Peta Pixel, Bakken Oil Business Journal, Bakken News, GOMC Magazine, Dream Within Org, War Cry Magazine, Wild River Press, Filipino Reporter, Global Betia
* Just starting to look into these things. 2018 - ZUMA Press Picture of the Month 2018 - ZUMA Press Picture of the Day 2010 - Finalist in The Photographer’s Forum Magazine