Edmund D. Fountain is a New Orleans-based photojournalist specializing in portraiture, documentary photography, and reportage. His work has been honored multiple times by the National Press Photographers Association, The Society for News Design,The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Best of Photojournalism and the Florida Society of News Editors. He was a staff photographer for the Tampa Bay Times (formerly St. Petersburg Times), the largest newspaper in the southeastern United States, from 2004-2014.
In 2010 he was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Local Reporting along with two reporters for a series of stories examining a century of abuse at a Florida reform school. These stories ultimately helped shut down the school and sparked exhumation work to identify the remains of children buried in unmarked graves on the school's campus. He is a recipient of the 2010 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma and the 2010 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
Mr. Fountain's photographs have been published by the Tampa Bay Times, Paris Match, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, NBC News, the Miami Herald, Time, ABC News, The Atlantic, NPR, USA Today, Mother Jones, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
When not taking pictures Mr. Fountain can be found kayaking and casting fly lines, plucking a banjo, or making a tasty pot of red beans.
Mr. Fountain is available for editorial and commercial work. Printed and digital portfolios are available for delivery for your convenience. If you would like to schedule an assignment, purchase a print, or license an image for publication please use the contact information at the bottom of this page. Print purchases and licensing are subject to copyright and/or usage restrictions depending on the particular image.
All images ©2014 Edmund D. Fountain and/or Tampa Bay Times. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.