Doug Mills named Photographer of the Year. There is no shortage of photojournalists using Sony’s Alpha cameras to capture their images (the Associated Press went all Sony in 2020). Doug Mills, the longtime New York Times photographer, is among the most celebrated photographers in the world. He’s capturing images with Sony Alpha cameras. And, just recently, winning numerous awards with them.
Mills, who switched to Sony, has won many of the most prestigious awards in photography this year and has been named by the White House News Photographers Association the WHNPA 2021 Photographer of the Year.
Not only did they name him top photographer among a collection of the best photographers in the world, but Mills won first place in the categories Political Portfolio, Campaign, Sports Feature, President, and Political Story. He also won the Political Photo of the Year in the 2020 “Eyes of History” contest.
Mills has been part of the New York Times’ Washington bureau for almost two decades, having joined the paper’s staff in 2002, and he spent 15 years as chief photographer for the Associated Press before that.
The iconic images Mills has captured have landed on the front pages of newspapers and magazines around the world. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 for his coverage of the Clinton/Gore presidential campaign. Then a second Pulitzer for his coverage of the affair between President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
Mills posts his spectacular images to Instagram (@nytmills) and Twitter (@dougmillsnyt). With a unique, behind-the-scenes viewpoint, Mills produced iconic images of the Trump administration. They include the Eyes of History image of then-president Trump standing beside Air Force One as a lightning bolt splits the sky above his head—is an enthusiastic Sony shooter.
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Mills was one of the first photographers in the world to shoot assignments with the new Alpha 1. Mills captured images at the Inauguration of President Biden with the Alpha 1 and captured the Super Bowl with it as well. His Instagram and Twitter followers were the first people outside of Sony to see images from the Alpha 1.
In his decades of shooting, Mills has captured legendary images with a variety of camera systems. It is his photographic eye that makes him a legend. But Mills has switched to Sony for a reason, and it’s helping him not only win a prestigious award but to create a legacy of images that will get studied far into the future.
And, clearly, he’s enthusiastic enough about shooting Sony that he was willing to take a yet-unproven camera to one of the most historic events of our time and to document the transition of power during a turbulent time in our country’s history.
Ed note: Featured photo in this story by Doug Mills and shared from Twitter.…
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