Kirk McKoy is a senior staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times where he has worked for over 30 years. Originally from North Carolina, Kirk is a graduate of The University of Maryland and Georgetown University. He was a key part of two Pulitzer winning teams for his work covering the Los Angeles riots in 1992 and the Northridge earthquake in 1994. Kirk strives for a whimsical style to his portraits, fashion and food photography to create one of a kind images. “This has always been my dream, my passion, my gift. I continue to be amazed, every day, at the opportunities that we, as photographers have to express our vision – the ability to capture life moments, through stories, and see the spirit that lives within a single photograph.” Kirk will soon be joining the LA Times Washington D.C. bureau as East Coast photo correspondent covering the 2020 presidential campaign.