With 30 years of experience, Don West is today one of Boston's best-known and most sought after professional photographers. His event photography, portraits, commercial and corporate work, news and editorial photography and his fine art photography have garnered him numerous awards, exhibitions and a diverse clientele from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Getting his start in the newspaper business with United Press International (UPI) and Boston's Bay State Banner newspaper, Don soon gained special news and editorial assignments from major publications such as The New York Times and The Boston Globe. As his work became known, Don became an in-demand special event and portrait photographer for a diverse clientele spanning business, education, the arts, politics, religion, and community service.
Don's passion has been to
use his talent to profile all kinds of people — ordinary and extraordinary –
capturing their unique spirit at work, at the events which shape their lives,
with their families and in their struggle for what they believe. His work
has taken him throughout the United States, Latin America, Africa and
China from which he has developed several traveling exhibitions.
Whether it is a corporate
event, fundraising gala, performance, political rally, press conference, book
signing, wedding or family celebration, Don’s creative flair and technical execution
create images that capture the essence and tell your story.
- Reasonable Prices - Affordable hourly, day and package rates are available, both corporate and non-profit.Don's goal is to meet your photographic requirements in a creative and cost effective way.
- Client Focus - Don offers a customized and personal service. No two clients' needs are the same, and
the focus is always on you. Don is
available to discuss your assignment, prepare an estimate, answer your
questions and resolve your concerns.
- Experience and Reliability - Don offers a depth of
experience in all formats (digital, 35mm, 2 1/4, 4x5 and 8x10), and you can
depend on reliability, flexibility and timely delivery.
- Telling Your Story - Don's experienced eye and talents as a photojournalist ensure that your photographs will include the right elements to identify the client, the individuals involved and the context. Don knows how to capture optimum moments, both formal and spontaneous.
- Senate Citation for Outstanding Photojournalism
- Drylongso Award, Community Change Inc.
- Boston 350 Outstanding Citizen Award
- Special Community Award, ABCD Inc.
- Ngzo Saba Kuumba Creative Award, Paige Academy
- Special Recognition, Greater Roxbury Chamber of Commerce
- Media Award, Boston Urban Bankers Forum
- Boston Press Photographers Association
- National Press Photographers Association
- African American Master Artists in Residence Program @ Northeastern University