My Favorite Boston Photographers

I’m just one of many Boston-based photographers. Many of us publish our work on Instagram, and I love to follow the photo stories that appear. Watching photographers from around New England is interesting, but I particularly enjoy it when a significant event happens, and I see it photographed from many diverse perspectives by these professionals.

These Boston photographers have their specialty, 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.

If you want to follow the news around Boston on Twitter, I curate a list here: Greater Boston News.

Boston photographers cover the George Floyd protest in late may on its way to Downtown Boston.
A protest of thousands organized by three young women marched through Boston to the State House demanding Justice for George Floyd and reform on May 31, 2020, in Boston, Massachusetts.

Top Boston Photographers

David Degner – My Instagram feed is a mixture of editorial photo assignments with national publications and personal photo projects. ( https://www.DavidDegner.com )

Jodi Hilton – Jodi has traveled worldwide to cover wars and revolutions. But I love how she also photographs the stories in our backyard of Cambridge, Massachusetts. ( https://www.jodihilton.com )

Philip Keith – A Boston photograph with his vision. He makes excellent portraits of important people and stories in the Boston area ( https://philipckeith.com )

M. Scott Brauer – A Boston photojournalist probably best known for his political photography spanning the last decade. He always creates unique portraits and photos of news events. ( https://www.mscottbrauer.com )

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. ( http://www.bradromano.photography )

OJ Slaughter – OJ’s work doesn’t fit into the traditional editorial mold, but their photos make a statement about the world today. ( https://www.ojslaughter.com )

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. ( https://allisondinner.com )

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‚Äôs 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

Here’s a list of other great Boston photojournalists and a more comprehensive selection of Boston-based photographers that I follow. There are many other great photographers that I haven’t added. Please send suggestions, especially of your own Instagram feed, to me if you have suggestions!

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)