A Journey in Documentary Photojournalism
Randy L. Rasmussen is a long-time documentary photojournalist, beginning his photography career when he was 16 and working full-time most recently as a staff photographer/videographer for The Oregonian. At end of 2015, Rasmussen left the newspaper and its online component, OregonLive.com, to pursue a new turn in his career, working as an independent photographer, freelancing for whomever might need his variety of skills.
Principle clients have included The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, The Portland Tribune, the Portland Trail Blazers, the Portland Timbers, LPGA golf, Oregon Health Science University and Structured Communications Systems, among others.
He is also presently working as an adjunct professor, teaching photography at the Art Institute of Portland.
Rasmussen was born in Lewistown, Montana and grew up in Missoula, where he also attended the University of Montana. He graduated in 1977 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and sociology.
Rasmussen, however, began his journalism experience in high school, working part-time as a lab tech and photographer for the Missoulian. Shortly after entering college, he began working as a full-time staff photographer for the paper.