Kirk McKoy

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.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Kirk McKoy

May 32019


Los Angeles Times photographers discuss the challenges of covering the West Coast on multiple fronts – the crisis on the Mexico border, the devastating California wildfires, the increasing homeless population in the Los Angeles area and the Hollywood Industry.

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