Visual diary of freelance photographer Chris Gregory.

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NYT Assignment: Mitt Romney’s Layoffs

Last Thursday I got an email to photograph a pharmaceutical plant here in Puerto Rico that closed in the mid 90’s. The assignment called for quite a bit of reporting because we had no idea where the plant was. A chance phone number and two of shooting days later I found out just how deeply affected the small town of Aguada was as a result of a business deal by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney that closed the plant.

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Tuesday, November 15th 2011 2:59pm

Had the life-changing experience of participating in the Eddie Adams Workshop. Orange Team represent!

Saturday, October 15th 2011 12:00am

Santurce es Ley

Last Saturday I attended Santurce es Ley, an art festival that aims “take back” the city with art installation across the Santurce borough of San Juan. Santurce once the center for art and commerce has fallen into disrepair and neglect. Crime and discrimination are commonplace in the, mostly dominican, immigrant communities that live in the area. These two images got me thinking about exploring this area. Especially because recently younger generations gentrifying and embracing these communities; breathing new life into Santurce. 

Wednesday, September 21st 2011 11:38am

Wednesday, September 21st 2011 11:28am

In light of new developments I’m resurrecting this photo of Bachmann from my coverage of Health Care Reform…

In light of new developments I’m resurrecting this photo of Bachmann from my coverage of Health Care Reform…

Wednesday, August 24th 2011 7:16pm

On Tour: STP Crew

The production buses are are the heart of the tour. These guys are the backbone of any live show. From the lighting to the instrument techs each one is crucial to making sure that when the band takes the stage things work properly. They deal with the band on a daily basis and spend the most time working: setting up in the morning, making sure everything stays set up and taking down everything at night. Here are some selects from the set up.

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011 12:44pm

On Tour: The Pit

As the week on tour with STP went along a lot of the visual variety came from the crowds. The shows were mostly the same so to keep the images I was filing fresh I spent time documenting the crowds. The Syracuse Krockathon was by far the craziest, here are the selects from that. 

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011 12:11pm

On Tour: STP Live

For a week at the end of July I was hired by Blurb to document part of the Stone Temple Pilot’s 2011 Summer Tour. Waking up in a new city every morning and living on the road in an plush tour bus with insanely talented techs was truly an amazing experience. Here are some of the selects from the live shows. 

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Wednesday, August 17th 2011 12:05pm

Muir Woods, Marin County, CA

Muir Woods, Marin County, CA

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 3:02pm

Alcatraz Island, CA

Alcatraz Island, CA

Tuesday, July 12th 2011 3:01pm

Obamarican

President Obama in a Durham LED manufacturer

Two Mondays ago I had the immense privilege of documenting President Obama’s trip to Durham, Miami, and San Juan on assignment for the Puerto Rican Newspaper El Nuevo Día. The visit to Puerto Rico marked the first presidential visit since Kennedy. My images ran on seven pages in El Nuevo Día and were picked up by the Associated Press. One 15 minute, one 10 minute, four 30 second photo-ops later these images are my selects and tearsheets.

Although I am happy with the images I made the whole experience of seeing my hometown through the window of a speeding press van in the motorcade was surreal to say the least and a bit frustrating. The traveling stills pool did not have time to spend documenting the complexities of the visit and what it meant for the residents of the island. Getting beyond these controlled environments seems will get harder with more outlets vying for access. Coverage is constantly wrestling with the time constraints and limits on access to make images that are meaningful; often that means turning the lens on these situations and documenting them for what they are.

President Obama talk about job creation in Durham, N.C.

Air Force One arrives in San Juan and prepares for the President to deplane.

Traditional Plena music and dancers greeted the traveling press corps upon their arrival at Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in San Juan.

Thursday, June 23rd 2011 7:36pm

Megan Whittemore

Spent last Tuesday behind the scenes documenting the responsibilities of Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s deputy press secretary Megan Whittemore. Click through to see some of the outtakes. All photos (Chris Gregory/GW Hatchet Newspaper). 

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Thursday, January 20th 2011 10:41pm

Protesters in front of the White House during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit.

Protesters in front of the White House during Chinese President Hu Jintao’s state visit.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011 12:00am

Best of 2010

2010 was a big year. Riots in Puerto Rico, shooting on the Hill and around DC have been pure growth.  It has been great really focusing on my work and telling stories. That said, the past two years of just shooting news has me really itching to get out and do some documentary projects. This summer I will be traveling and doing just that which is very exciting.

This last semester I plan on focusing on doing multimedia and video. I’ll be interning at the Washington Post and I have a long form multimedia project in the works that I hope on finishing by May; more on that when it’s closer to being done. 

I’m starting the New Year putting my new years resolution into practice: more blogging. Keep an eye out for a weekly post of my images, images I’m looking at and thoughts.

The full recap of 2010 in images and text after the jump.

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Sunday, January 16th 2011 1:28pm

Thursday, January 6th 2011 12:00am