Bob Karp received his BFA from Syracuse University and was a 30-year photo editor, staff photographer and multimedia producer for Gannett NJ Press Media Group. Karp was named Photographer of the Year by the New Jersey Press Photographers Association and previously worked for the Associated Press and New York Newsday. He has captured eight US Presidents through his viewfinder, traveled throughout the U.S. and over twenty-five countries, documenting a 1999 earthquake in the coffee-growing region of Colombia and the 2000 government transfer of the Panama Canal and its effect on local readers. Over the years, Karp has covered New York’s Jets, Giants, Mets and Yankees during training camps, regular season, playoffs and championships, the New Jersey Nets as well as the Stanley Cup-winning New Jersey Devils. That also includes the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Tim Tebow-mania, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Little League World Series. He photographed the 9/11 attacks in New York City and their aftermath, Hurricanes Irene and Sandy and their effects on New Jersey. He is a veteran of two 24-hour photo projects and author of popular blog, "The Photojournalist," which offered a glimpse into the challenges and realities of the life of a news photographer. Karp was the recipient of a prestigious Medallion from the 2019 Silurians Press Club Journalism Awards for his Breaking News image, “Class Trip Turns Deadly” as well as being part of the winning The Record/NorthJersey.com team winning a Medallion for Breaking News Reporting. Recently, Karp was named the 2021-22 ‘Hugh Morton Magazine Photographer of the Year’ by the North Carolina Press Association. In addition to photojournalism, Karp is a former competitive runner and Ironman triathlete. He lives in Raleigh, N.C. with his wife, Claudia, and their dog, Bodhi.
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