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Tallahassee photographer Colin Hackley covers the Florida Capitol, Florida State University sports and North Florida. He's been a photojournalist for more than 25 years.

A University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate, Hackley worked four years as a staff photographer for the St. Joseph, Mo. News-Press/Gazette then 21 years with the Tampa Tribune. He and his wife Laura Sullivan have a 16-year-old son, Graham.

For 20 years of his Tribune tenure he worked from the Tallahassee bureau, covering Florida and national politics, including five national political conventions, a presidential and gubernatorial inaugurations and the presidential recount of 2000.

Away from the Capitol, Hackley focused on Florida State and University of Florida athletics, photographing and coordinating coverage for numerous national football and basketball championships. He's covered two Super Bowls and was part of the Tribune's traveling coverage team for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He's covered the unique people, places and events of North Florida from oystermen, deadhead loggers, tobacco farmers, worm grunters and pretty much every hurricane since 1988.

Beyond the Tribune, his work has been published in Time, Life, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Redbook and Good Housekeeping and others.

Now a freelance photographer, he brings his familiarity with Florida, news and political processes to every assignment. His clients include national and statewide public relations firms, newspapers, websites and national publications.

Production Skills & Specialities

Corporate, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Spot News, Still Photography