New Orleans photographer Edmund D. Fountain specializes in portrait photography, documentary photography, commercial 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. Before that he worked as an intern for the Dallas Morning News, Concord Monitor, Valley News, and Time magazine.
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 Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.
Mr. Fountain's photographs have been published by the New York Times, Washington Post, Urban Land Institute, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Tampa Bay Times, Paris Match, the Guardian, 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.
Mr. Fountain grew up in Houston and has spent most of his life roaming the Gulf Coast. When not taking pictures he can be found kayaking and casting fly lines, plucking a guitar, or making a tasty pot of red beans.
Mr. Fountain is available for editorial and commercial work. 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.