Rich Riggins has nearly three decades of experience capturing unforgettable moments and award-winning images. Rich founded Rich Riggins Photography in 2003 focusing on wedding, performance and corporate photography.
Rich began his photography career at a daily newspaper, the Baltimore News American, in 1983. He covered sports for United Press International (UPI) for nearly a dozen years, while on staff for Patuxent Publishing Company. His photos have appeared in Time, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The Washington Post, New York Times, International Herald Tribune and many other publications worldwide.
During Rich’s career he has covered everything from national/international sporting events, such as the 1996 Olympic Games, The Superbowl, and Major League Baseball to Presidential Campaigns (from Reagan to Obama); to papal visits and rock concerts.
In 1993, Rich won the Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Competition and has a photo on permanent display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In 1997, Rich was awarded the Newspaper Sports Photographer “Award of Excellence” in the Pictures of the Year competition.
A former competitive gymnast, Rich spends much of his free time as an instructor at the Trapeze School of New York in Washington, DC. Rich has two sons and lives in Parkville, Maryland.