Bob Riha, Jr. is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist based in Southern California specializing in news, events and corporate/public relations photography from an editorial perspective.
For over 31-years (January 1983 – 2014), Bob was a Freelance/Contract Photographer with Gannett/USA Today covering Los Angeles, Southern California, the Western United States and International assignments in Canada, Mexico and Panama.
A veteran of over 2,200 photo assignments for USA Today, he brings decades of experience creating portraits, news features, entertainment, sports assignments and breaking news events on deadline for publication. In addition, he is a contributing photographer with Reuters News Pictures, European Press Photo Agency and other news publications covering breaking news and editorial assignments, as requested.
RIHA Archives: Archival and historic work has been represented by Gamma Agency, Gamma-Liaison, Liaison Agency and for past 25-years, Getty Images/WireImage. As a Contract Photographer with Getty Images/Getty Archives, licensing rights for images may be immediately searched and obtained online via Getty Images here.
Corporate/Public Relations assignments: From local events to global corporate productions, Bob has provided photo coverage and media/social media photo distribution from major events and client campaigns including: Bellagio Resort Grand Opening, Consumer Electronic Shows (Las Vegas), Nintendo of America, California Federation of Teachers, Intel Corporation (CES Las Vegas and MWC Barcelona 2014, 2015); Head & Shoulders, Virgin America Airlines (2007-2017), Virgin Group and Virgin Produced events globally.
Bob is adept at remote and on-location lighting, producing documentary-style behind the scenes stills and video, creating exceptional corporate headshots and brainstorming and pre-planning with clients for best visuals for maximum media coverage. Images from event coverage may be distributed to media wire services for deadline driven dissemination and has produced numerous videos while on assignment for USA Today and other clients. Video HD and 4K video services available as requested.