Tom Reese was a judge in the 2023 v02 Photography Competition Contest
WPJA Judge since 2004 -
Tom Reese’s work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist has been nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in Breaking News Photography, Feature Photography and Explanatory Reporting during his career at The Seattle Times. Currently he is an independent photographer, editor and teacher in Seattle, Washington. His recent books and projects focus on the complex relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world.
He has been recognized with multiple honors from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, The Associated Press, Society of Newspaper Design, the United Nations Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Conservation Photography Awards and others.
Among his published photography:
"Once and Future River: Reclaiming the Duwamish" about the damaged landscape of Seattle's Duwamish River;
"Last Oasis: Revisiting Union Bay," exploring the relationships between people and the rest of the natural world in Seattle's Union Bay;
"A Land of War, A Journey of the Heart," about human rights in Burma, a project resulting in a newspaper special section and international attention, including at the United Nations.
Reese has also been recognized for his work as a reporter, picture editor and page designer. Newspaper staff work includes The Seattle Times; The Herald in Everett, Washington; the Kansas City (Missouri) Times; and the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune.