Anthony Bolante of The Image Arsenal ( is a multimedia visual journalist and editor with more than 25 years of professional experience specializing in editorial photography, sports photojournalism and adventure documentation.

Born in Honolulu and now based in Seattle, Anthony has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Hawaii and a Master of Military Arts and Science degree in Strategic Studies from the resident U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Anthony’s work experience includes having worked as a staff or contract photojournalist at numerous international wire services, picture agencies and newspapers including Reuters News Pictures, Associated Press, ZUMA Press, Getty Images, Bloomberg News, Polaris, SIPA, Sygma, Gamma-Liaison,, Redbox Pictures, the Hawaii Newspaper Agency, the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the Bellevue (WA) Journal-American and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Anthony is also currently the sole staff photographer at the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) in Seattle .

Corporate clients have included the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Organizing Committee (VANOC), the Microsoft Corporation, the Starbucks Corporation, Alder BioPharmecuticals (Seattle), First Sound Bank (Seattle), Umpqua Bank (Seattle), DeliveryExpress (Seattle), Greenpeace Editorial (Wash. DC), Rainforest Action Network (San Francisco), World Communications and Television (New York), Edelman Communications, Waggener-Edstrom P.R. and Nyhus Communications.

Also, Anthony recently retired after a 30-year career U.S. Army National Guard Colonel and CH-47D Chinook helicopter pilot who has served mulitple year-long tours of duty in Afghanistan. See his “Sala’am” photo portfolio gallery to see some of the images captured during “off-duty hours” during his years in that Southwest Asia war zone. Some of his 2006-2007 tour of duty images were featured as the cover story of the February 2007 Newsphotographer magazine of the National Press Photographer Association Anthony has been a member of the NPPA since 1987 and was the winner of the NPPA 2010 Kenneth P. McLaughlin Award of Merit.

Recent photography assignments for Anthony include the Vancouver Winter Olympics, the Amgen Tour of California pro-bicycle stage race, South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival, the Sasqautch Music Festival at The Gorge, the Seattle Mariners MLB season, the Seattle Storm WNBA 2010 championship, the Seattle Sounders MLS season, Seattle Seahawks NFL season, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Championship in Hawaii and most recent noteworthy:

May Day 2012 Occupy Seattle protests and riot:
2011 NHL Stanley Cup playoff riots in Vancouver, B.C.:
2011 Sun Valley Conference, aka “CEO-Billionaire Summit”
Recently, Think Tank Photo produced a three-part, commercial mini-documentary of Anthony at work using special application Think Tank Photo gear on-assignment covering the 2010 Amgen Tour of California and Lance Armstrong in his season leading up to for his final Tour de France. Here are those three short, 3-minute videos:
Think Tank Photo even featured Anthony on the cover of their current Product Line Catalogue and their Modular Component V2 advertisement banner.

Anthony has extensive on-location, on-deadline experience with a speciality of transmitting (filing) still images to clients throughout the world from remote, austere and often dangerous locations and is currently expanding his Multimedia capabilities in digital SLR video/sound capture and editing using Final Cut Pro software. Here is a small sampling of Anthony’s recent Multimedia visual reportage . Anthony uses Canon Professional still photo and DSLR video equipment (EOS1D MkIV/16MP bodies and EOS7D/18MP bodies; 14mm-400mm/f2.8 lenses) and Think Tank Photo gear

As is the motto of The Image Arsenal, “Have Camera ~ Will Travel,” Anthony is available for global assignments, consulting and visual arts/photojournalism project management and he can be contacted by submitting the electronic message below or if URGENT by calling or texting (206) 920-9757. You can also follow Anthony on TWITTER: @TheImageArsenal

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Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Fashion, Nature, Sports, Underwater, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography