Photo by Evan Leonard ( )

Photo by Evan Leonard (

I'm Patrick Connolly, a fall 2017 graduate of Ohio University's School of Visual Communication.

I'm originally from the city of Pittsburgh, PA. I’m a full-time multimedia journalist writing, photographing and making videos for the Orlando Sentinel.

I previously interned for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  I previously interned with the Tribune-Review in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. I also served as the senior multimedia producer at Ohio's student-run newspaper, The Post Before that, I was a photo editor and staff photographer.

Ultimately, what photojournalism has taught me is that the camera can be an invaluable tool for getting into others’ lives and experiencing the world with a sense of curiosity. Photos and video are unlike many other mediums in that they transcend time and place and language barriers. For me, every day feels like a new adventure in going out, meeting new people, and learning something new. And not just learning for myself, but getting to share those things and perspectives with others. I can't think of anything that would be more rewarding.

In my free time, I enjoy playing the trumpet or piano, taking bike rides and spending time in the great outdoors. 

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Or call me: 412-965-2981

Feel free to get in touch with ideas any time.