Portrait of Deborah Pellegrino, executive pastry chef at Showboat and Harrah's in Atlantic City.
John O'Boyle Photography LLC
As a multimedia photojournalist at the Star-Ledger I have been documenting the lives of people in New Jersey and beyond for over 20 years.
I have photographed many major events as well the special moments that make up everyday life. I have covered 9-11, Hurricane Katrina, the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the US Open, Presidential inaugurations and Papal visits. I was the first photographer allowed under the World Trade Center site after 9-11. The photos were distributed worldwide.
Luckily my efforts have been recognized by my peers. In addition to many national awards, I have been nominated for a N.Y. Emmy Award and one of my photos even hung on the walls of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Among the organizations I belong to are the National Press Photographers Association, New York Press Photographers Association and the New Jersey Press Photographers Association, where I have served as vice president.
I have appeared as a television guest on New Jersey Network and was interviewed by Brian Williams for NBC News.
While the awards are great it is really the ability to meet new people and tell their stories with pictures that keeps me coming back for more.