My Favorite Photographers in Boston, MA

I love seeing the photo stories of other photographers in New England as a Boston photographer. It’s especially interesting to see their diverse perspectives during significant events like the Black Lives Matter protests.

These Boston photographers have their specialties in portrait photography, breaking news, or in-depth stories, but they are all photojournalists. I started with a list of about 50 editorial photographers and narrowed it down to a few of my colleagues that I enjoy the most. If you want to be added to the list, please email me.

For a special treat of historic photos of Boston, peruse the archives of Jack Lueders Booth.

Emerson Paramount Center in Boston, Massachusetts
The Emerson Paramount Center is lit up in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ( David Degner / WSJ )

Boston Photographers by a Boston Photographer

Jodi Hilton – Jodi has covered wars and revolutions across the world, but what I admire about her is how she captures the stories in our own backyard of Cambridge, Massachusetts through photography. ( )

Sophie Park – Sophie Park is a Korean American photojournalist originally from Boston, MA, who spent her childhood moving around frequently between Missouri, New Jersey, and Cambodia. Her work primarily centers around politics, diaspora, and social issues. ( )

Philip Keith – This Boston photographer has a distinct perspective, capturing exceptional portraits of noteworthy individuals and local narratives using a film camera. ( )

Kylie Cooper – Kylie is a photojournalist in southeastern Massachusetts. She completed photo internships with The Seattle Times and The Texas Tribune, and her themes of belonging, identity, and place are central to her storytelling.

M. Scott Brauer – There is a renowned photojournalist based in Boston who has gained recognition for his political photography over the past decade. His work includes capturing distinct portraits as well as covering news events through photojournalism. ( )

Brad Romano – Whenever one of his photos pops up on my feed, I know I’ll like it. Usually, they are clean and colorful and from an unexplored part of the city. ( )

Rania Matar – Rania Matar is an exceptional photographer, renowned for her exploration of the personal and collective identity of women and girls in her work. With Lebanese-American roots, she operates in both the United States and the Middle East. ( )

David Degner – On my Instagram feed, I showcase a blend of editorial photo assignments for national publications and personal photo projects. ( )

OJ Slaughter – OJ’s work doesn’t fit into the traditional editorial photography mold, but their photos make a statement about the world today. ( )

Allison Dinner – Allison is another photographer who works in the middle of harsh situations worldwide. Her latest photos are from the Mexican border, but she also works in her backyard. ( )

John Tlumacki – For that daily dose of newspaper photography. John is a Boston Globe photojournalist and shows his talent, especially in sports photography.

Many Boston based photographers cover events all around New England.
I drive more than three hours north from Boston to reach Tenant’s Harbor. Halfway up Maine’s coast. If I were to continue for another three hours, I would be in Canada. I join Jason, the captain, and Ethan, the sternman, on the docks before sunrise to get to the lobsters.

More Photographers in Boston & New England

Below is a list of excellent Boston-based photojournalists, and a more extensive selection of photographers from Boston that I follow. Please note that there are many other talented photographers that I haven’t included. If you have any suggestions, including your own Instagram feed, please send them my way!

Harry Scales

Winslow Martin

Josh Campbell

Angela Rowlings

Brian Babineau

Christopher Evans

Paul Rutherford

Amy O’Brien

Gaelen Morse

Dylan Azari

Faith Ninivaggi

If you have made it this far, you might as well follow the Boston Red Sox: @RedSox

Joe Kennedy made phone calls at a campaign headquarters on August 29, 2020, in Lowell, Massachusetts. According to most polls, Rep. Joseph Kennedy III is trying to unseat Markey in the primary but is facing an uphill battle. Though he is the incumbent, Markey is somewhat vulnerable due to the Kennedy name in Massachusetts. (Photo by David Degner/New York Times)