Every picture tells a story and passion for the story is at the heart of every picture taken by award-winning photojournalist, Anacleto Rapping. As a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times for over two decades, his lens brought us the stories of four Presidential campaigns, five Olympic Games, three World Cup Soccer tournaments, three Academy Award shows (shot exclusively from backstage) and more breaking news stories and sporting events than can be mentioned.
His gift for visually capturing historic moments broadened his understanding of world and national events and afforded him the opportunities of chronicling those events firsthand as they unfolded throughout the United States, and in such far-away places as South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada.
While at the Los Angeles Times, Anacleto had the distinct honor of sharing three Pulitzer Prizes for team coverage in news, and individually, he received a Pulitzer nomination for his photography at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Currently, Anacleto is freelance photographer and leads photography workshops in the USA and abroad. He recently taught for 9 years at Brooks Institute's School of Visual Journalism in Southern California. Anacleto continues to tell life's stories, focusing on portraiture, painting the profound relationships between people and their environments. He says, " Every time a photograph is taken, that moment becomes part of our history."