Frank Franklin II / Associated Press
For the past 19 years, Frank Franklin II has been a Staff Photographer with The Associated Press (AP) in New York City.
Prior to that, he worked for AP as a staff photographer in Raleigh, N.C. In 2001 he was a photo intern for AP in Seattle, Washington, while working towards MA in photography at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.
Frank grew up in Queens, New York. He discovered photography while majoring in Business Management at Howard University in Washington D.C.
Frank has covered events including Hurricane Ike in Texas, Hurricane Sandy in New York, Super Bowls, London 2012 Summer Olympics, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cup Playoffs, March Madness basketball, and NBA Playoffs.
William B. Plowman / freelance
Helen H. Richardson / The Denver Post
I am a staff photographer at the Denver Post. Over the years I have covered large breaking news stories, including the Aurora theater shooting, the 1,000 year floods in Colorado, Colorado's worst wildfires including the Waldo Canyon Fire, Black Forest Fire, Pine Gulch and East Troublesome fires and more recently The Marshall Fire which has now become Colorado's most destructive wildfire on record that occurred just after Christmas of this year. I have covered national and international events including the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the 2004-05 tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand; the death of Pope John Paul II in Rome; and the effects of AIDS and lack of water in African nations as well as two Olympic games. I particularly enjoy covering stories that converge with my interests, which include rock and ice climbing, extreme sports, nature, animals and the environment.