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 2022, Chris and ten founding members created a photojournalist collective named ARGO, this collective made its mission focus on long-term and national stories. His work has been published in Newsweek, The Guardian, Dallas Morning News, Mother Jones, The Wall Street Journal, 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 capturing people, culture, and industry honestly. 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 push him never to give up and always to face fear head-on. Since moving back to Texas's birth state, Chris focuses more on his backyard and stories that show America today.
NEW YORK POST - PUNCH Magazine - VOX Media - The Times UK - Yahoo News - EP Europe Press -Le Point - 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