Boston sports and commercial photographer Damian Strohmeyer has been telling stories with photographs for more than three decades. Adept with a wide range of skills he is comfortable working in portraiture, photojournalism, and fast moving news, sports and feature photography in the advertising, commercial and editorial markets.
After stints at The Topeka Capital Journal and The Denver Post newspapers, he has been affiliated with Sports Illustrated magazine for over 25 years. Among the major sports events you might spot Damian are: The World Series, The NCCA Basketball Tournament, The World Cup, The Stanley Cup, The Olympics, and numerous Super Bowls. His work has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated 72 times. Honored in many photo contests Damian has received awards from Pictures of the Year, Missouri University’s POYi, The National Headliners Awards, and The Pro Football Hall of Fame His work is exhibited at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Damian is a member of the exclusive Canon Legends program, a group of some of the most influential photographers in the United States and is a frequent speaker at education events. A March for Honor, chronicling small town Indiana High School basketball was photographed by Damian and written by SI Senior writer Alexander Wolff. Damian grew up in Axtell, Kansas and graduated from Washburn University (Topeka, KS). He is married to Joanne Rathe who is a photographer at The Boston Globe and has three children, Jessye, Zach and Leah. They reside in the greater Boston area.
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