Gary Fong

photojournalist

Biography

Gary Fong is the founder of Genesis Photo Agency. Genesis Photo Agency is a group of professional photographers who have a dream of elevating the effectiveness of photography in evangelical publications around the world. We understand the power of the image, how it can touch people emotionally, how it can transcend the essence of the story beyond the printed page. We seek to be used by the Lord, to speak for those, whose voices cannot be heard.

He is the former Director of Editorial Graphics Technology at the San Francisco Chronicle. Before that he was the Director of Photography, responsible for the photographic direction and coordination of award winning photographers. He implemented the electronic picture desk, graphic archive server, electronic workflow, and brought digital photography with wireless transmission to the San Francisco Chronicle years before it became commonplace in newspapers across the country.

As a photographer, Fong has been awarded the San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year an unprecedented five times, the California Press Photographer of the Year two times, the San Francisco Press Club Picture of the Year twice, and numerous awards with the National Press Photographers Association.

His work have appeared in Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, Life Magazine, Moody Monthly, Life@Work, Decision, World Vision, Associated Press, United Press International, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Fong has served as judge for the Pulitzer Prize in Photography, the National Press Photographers Association POY, and a host other professional and collegiate photographic competitions across the country. He's been an instructor of photojournalism at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University.

He is the President and co-founder of Christians in Photojournalism.