JON HUGHES, an award-winning photojournalist and documentary photographer, has exhibited internationally and is regularly published in Cincinnati, where he is the staff photographer for CityBeat, an alternative newsweekly, and in national publications ranging from The Los Angeles Times to The Sun magazine. His international experience includes: Cuba, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, the former Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine, Finland, China, Thailand, London and Paris.

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SEAN HUGHES has over 15 years of professional photojournalism and design experience, primarily as the Art Director for both CityBeat newspaper and The Sondheim Review national magazine. During that time he amassed a collection of work in design, art direction and photography for a variety of multimedia photo shows, websites, intranet development, corporate image packages, books, cd's, posters, magazines and more.

His photojournalism assignments run the gamut, including NCAA basketball finals, extensive documentary studies in Cuba, coverage of medical team travels to Oaxaca, Mexico, spot news and magazine features to name a few. As Art Director at CityBeat, Hughes was responsible for staff management, project management, color and pagination workflow development, photo editing, web site design and development, digital graphic design, client reviews and special publication development. He also took the lead on three subtle redesigns and two major redesigns of the newspaper. While at CityBeat he won over 20 local, state and national awards for photography, web and graphic design from Ohio and Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Press Club, Association of Alternative Newspapers (AAN) and AWN, including two-time Ohio SPJ's Designer of the Year (2004 and 2006).

Hughes is currently a working photojournalist and an Assistant Professor in Photojournalism and Design at the University of Cincinnati.

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The photographers are available for commercial assignments and exhibits.
For further information contact Jon Hughes or Sean Hughes


All images and design © 2009, PhotoPresse, Jon Hughes and Sean Hughes.