Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. In 2014, he shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby, and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. His documentary short, BlindSight, about a group of blind photographers had its world premiere at DocNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival.
Bob is also a Tow Professor for Visual Journalism at the new City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where he teaches the wildly popular Video Storytelling for the Web and videoLab classes. In his past lives, Bob was a staff photographer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, a contributing photographer at both Life and National Geographic Magazine, and a freelancer for more magazines than remain on newsstands. This is Bob’s ninth year teaching for The Workshops. His website is www.bobsacha.com.