Richard Ellis is a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominated photographer with more than 35-yerars experience. He began with United Press International then joined Reuters as a staff photographer in Hong Kong, China, Moscow and London. After leaving Reuters in 1994 Richard worked for US News & World Report as a contract photographer in Moscow then returned to Washington where he covered the Presidency of Bill Clinton as the Sygma News White House Photographer. Richard also worked as the NBC TV still photographer covering the live television show Meet the Press. He joined Getty Images in 1999 until 2015. He currently freelances as a photographer and videographer based in Charleston, South Carolina.