Keith Birmingham is a Los Angeles-based photojournalist specializing in sports, editorial and portrait photography. He has been a staff photographer for 28 years with the Southern California News Group including the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News, Los Angeles Daily News and Orange County Register. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Nashville Tennessean, GQ, Life Magazine, Sporting News, Los Angeles Dodgers Magazine, National Sports Daily, along with wire services Associated Press and United Press International, and the books Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach by Kenneth Kobre, Out of the Blue by Joe Haakenson, the story of the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels and Kobe Bryant: Laker for Life.
An award winning photographer, including the 2016 Photojournalist of the Year award from the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles along with awards from National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles, California Press Photographers Association, he has also won Picture of the Year from SportsShooter.com and been nominated by his paper for three Pulitzer Prize awards. Keith is a Alumni of both the Missouri Photo Workshop (2016) and Sports Illustrated Workshop (1995) along with being an instructor for the Sports Shooter Academy. Keith has covered 28 Rose Bowl games, four Men's Basketball Final Four's , two Women's Basketball Final Four's, Four Major League Baseball World Series, the Super Bowl, Six NBA Finals, two Women's World Cups, one Men's World Cup, three Stanley Cup finals, 10 Breeders Cups and many other sporting events throughout the United States. He has also covered the 2005 Category 5 Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi and many major California wildfires. Keith lives with his beautiful wife Libby and Rusty dog.
Sports, Portrait, Still Photography