"Photojournalists capture the raw images of history." - TLH

I am Timothy Hale, a dedicated photojournalist with over 40 years of experience committed to creating "images that matter." Based in Southern Pines, N.C., my work distinguishes itself from others in the local market by focusing on impactful photojournalism. I am a veteran-owned, independent photojournalist, certified by Nikon Professional Services, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and broadcast media.


  • News
  • Military
  • Feature
  • Sports (prep, college, professional)
  • Corporate events
  • On-location, Off-camera Flash Portraits

Explore my portfolio to see how my images have touched subjects' lives and communities. I am available for assignments and projects that seek to benefit from my extensive experience and unique perspective.

Since 1980, my work has been featured in numerous prestigious publications in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, including:

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Forbes
  • The Guardian (UK)
  • Sports Illustrated
  • USA Today
  • Time
  • People
  • US Weekly

Additionally, my images have appeared in military publications, various online media outlets, and broadcast television shows, including:

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • E! Entertainment Television

My commitment to excellence has been recognized with multiple awards from the following organizations:

  • Associated Press
  • Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia state press associations
  • Department of Defense Photojournalism Award (three-time recipient)
  • U.S. Army Photojournalism Award (four-time recipient)
  • U.S. Army Reserve Civilian Journalist of the Year (five-time recipient)


  • ZUMA Press: Representation for national and international freelance images
  • The Pilot Newspaper and Pinestraw Magazine: Contract photojournalist

I am passionate about mentoring the next generation of photojournalists and have contributed as an instructor and judge at the following:

  • Instructor and Judge at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar (2010)
  • Judge for the Georgia College Press Association
  • National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) quarterly clip judge
  • Judge for military photojournalism competitions
  • U.S. Army Reserve Command MOS 46S Army Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist instructor/evaluator
  • Yearbook mentor for Union Pines High School

I would be honored to collaborate on your next assignment or project. Please explore my portfolio and reach out to discuss how we can create impactful images together.

Nikon Professional Services
National Press Photographers Association
North Carolina Press Association

From 1982 to 1987, I served in the U.S. Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst specializing in strategic, tactical, and ground reconnaissance.

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