Biography

"Keith Birmingham has been a staff photographer at the Pasadena Star-News specializing in sports, remotes and portrait photography for 30 years. The Star-News is part of the Southern California News Group.
Keith’s work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, Nashville Tennessean, GQ, Life Magazine, Sporting News, Los Angeles Dodgers Magazine, National Sports Daily and many other publications around the world. Keith has been published in three books: Photojournalism: The Professionals' Approach by Kenneth Kobre, and Out of the Blue by Joe Haakenson, the story of the 2002 World Series Champion Anaheim Angels and recently Kobe Bryant: “Laker for Life” a book on his 20 year career.

An award winning photographer, including awards from National Press Photographers Association, 2005 Award of Excellence Pictures of the Year International, 2016 Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles photographer of the year , 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 (1999 Women’s World Cup, Grand Prix Fire, Hurricane Katrina). 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, Super Bowl, Six NBA Finals, Three NHL Stanley Cups, Two Women's World Cups, one Men's World Cup along with numerous Breeders Cup events and many other major sporting events. He has also covered Hurricane Katrina, many major California wildfires and in 2020 he spent most of the year covering the Coronavirus Pandemic and many political protests around Southern California.

Keith lives in Pasadena with his beautiful wife Libby who is an Elementary school teacher and freelance photographer and their Cocker spaniel dogs Rusty and Lady."

Production Skills & Specialities

Sports, Portrait, Still Photography