Rick Gershon is a filmmaker and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently he served as the Director of Photography at MediaStorm where he made films spanning issues all around the globe. He previously served as a multimedia photojournalist and staff photographer at Getty Images, and is currently a featured photographer with Reportage by Getty Images.
His work has been honored with an Emmy nomination for New Approaches to Documentary Storytelling, a Webby for Individual Documentary and several awards from NPPA 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.
After graduating in August 2004 with a B.A. in photojournalism from the University of North Texas, he was named College Photographer of the Year and also received an Award of Excellence as Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the POYi competition.
In 2005, Rick joined the Dallas Morning News as a staff photographer where he was one of the first still photographers to take on learning the craft of video journalism. During his time at the Morning News Rick was named one of the top 25 up and coming photographers in America by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and was also a part of a Pulitzer Prize winning staff for the Morning News’ coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Some of his clients include the Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, AOL.com, Starbucks, Nike, Mines Advisory Group, Neighborhood Centers Inc., AARP, and MSNBC.