Assistant Chief Photographer

Joanne Rathe

As Assistant Chief Photographer, Joanne Rathe Strohmeyer’s primary role is to coordinate photographers with photo needs of the express, news and print desks. Before her role as photo desk assignment editor, she spent most of her career as a photographer.

Joanne has covered a wide variety of assignments form the North West Frontier of Pakistan documenting Afghan refugees to the Northwest Territories of Canada photographing the winter ice road. Other highlights include extensive coverage in pre and post apartheid South Africa, the Olympics and various political campaigns. She has been awarded The World Press Children’s Award for coverage in South Africa, The World Hunger Award for Rural Poverty in New England and multiple prizes from the National Press Photographer’s Association, and the Boston Press Photographer’s Association. She is a graduate of Boston University, College of Communication.

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