Covering Hurricane Katrina for People Magazine

Covering Hurricane Katrina for People Magazine

There are certain assignments in a photojournalist’s life that leave lasting memories. Hurricane Katrina was one of those assignments. It was two days into the devastation of one of America’s great cities when I was asked by People to jump on a flight and head to New Orleans. The magazine was putting ten writer/photographer teams…

Cattle Pens and Prozac? My First US Open

Cattle Pens and Prozac? My First US Open

The Department of Homeland Security dog, head held high and tail straight, sniffed along the edges of the van as it entered the secure gate at the top of the hill. As the hordes of people marched seemingly in solidarity from one point to another below, I caught my first glimpse of the battlefield, an…

Westboro Baptist Church: A Hate Group of Cowards

(Photographs © Todd Bigelow/All Rights Reserved) The death of Fred Phelps, the founder of the anything-but-a-church Westboro Baptist Church can only bring hope that this nation’s most vile group of haters will reconsider their lives. I’ve photographed the WBC, though I never saw Fred Phelps on the streets. What I did see was enough to…

May Issue of Smithsonian

May Issue of Smithsonian

From the May issue of Smithsonian magazine, a piece I shot on Mission San Miguel and it’s amazing original artwork by the Salinan tribe. For more images, click here Todd Bigelow Photography

Shoplifting in the Digital Age

Shoplifting in the Digital Age

Visual journalist’s everywhere should watch with interest the outcome of a class action suit filed by various photographers and organizations, including American Society of Media Photographers and Professional Photographers of America, against behemoth Google Inc. In a nutshell, Google has been in the process of creating a massive digital library by digitizing millions of books….