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Work experience

Jun 2014Present

Chief Photographer

Lodi News-Sentinel

Chief photographer for local newspaper. Responsible for all daily content, still and video.

Jan 2000Present

Owner

Bea Ahbeck Photography

Owner of Bea Ahbeck Photography. Provides editorial, advertising and wedding and portrait photography to companies and private customers.

Jun 2014Oct 2014

On-call photographer

Modesto Bee

On-call photographer for large metropolitan newspaper.

May 2009Jun 2014

Staff Photographer

Merced Sun-Star

Staff photographer for daily newspaper.  I was the designated photographer for our annual special football section, which took first, and once second, place in CNPA five years in a row. I was hired by the Annenberg school of Journalism to illustrate our collaborative special project 'Houses of Blues', which documents the hardships caused by foreclosure in Merced County.  

Skills

Multimedia producer
Producing video for newspapers and non-profit organizations, both long-term in-depth projects as well as short spot news videos with iPhone. Knowledge in FinalCut, iMovie and videolicious.
Photojournalist
Photographed breaking news and enterprise features, as well as created long-term multimedia projects, for daily newspaper   Long-term Projects Include: An Alzheimer's Widow: A wife caring for her husband as he succumbs to alzheimer's disease Child Soldiers of Uganda: Former child soldiers striving for new life at child soldier rehabilitation camp in Gulu, Northern Uganda

Education

Oct 1997Oct 1997

Eddie Adams Workshop

One of 100 students nationwide to be accepted to prestigious photojournalism workshop.

Aug 1993Jun 1994

Curso de Estudios Hispanicos

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Photojournalism

Published in:

United States: Sacramento Bee, Modesto Bee, Merced Sun-Star, Fresno Bee, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, San Jose Mercury News, the Argus, the Daily Review, the Tri-Valley Herald, San Mateo County Times

International: Aftonbladet, Sweden, Göteborgs Posten, Sweden, Elle Taiwan, Essener, Germany, Shanghai Times, China, Financial Times, Great Britain

Member of:

  • ZUMA Press
  • Danita Delimont Stock Photograhy
  • Professional Photographers of America
  • National Press Photographers Association

Photography awards

First Place, CNPA 2014

Sports Photography

Second Place, CNPA 2014

Special Sports Section, Merced Sun-Star. Photography by Bea Ahbeck

First Place, CNPA 2013

Special Sports Section, Merced Sun-Star. Photography by Bea Ahbeck

First Place, CNPA 2012

Special Sports Section, Merced Sun-Star. Photography by Bea Ahbeck

First Place, CNPA 2011

Special Sports Section, Merced Sun-Star. Photography by Bea Ahbeck

Turning Silver, Juror Choice, 2006

Honorable Mention

APNEC, First Place, 2003

Picture Story. Div III

CPPA , First Place, 2000

Feature Photography

CNPA, First Place, 1999

Feature Photography