Rich Messina

Rich Messina

  • Photography
  • Writing / Editing
  • Film / Video launches to begin the task of forming meaningful creative networks with common goals


I'm a creative, a practicing photojournalist (both still and video) and I'm a founding partner of


  • Photography
  • Writing / Editing
  • Film / Video


  • Photoshop
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Flash
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Keynote
  • MS Office

Work Experience

Over 25 years as a professional photojournalist - both still and video - for print, broadcast and digital platforms.


Computer Processing Institute

Central Connecticut State University

Artist's Statement

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein


  • National Press Photographers Association
  • Connecticut News Photographers


The words of Jesus, the actions of Gandhi, and the good deeds we all perform daily to strive to make the world better tomorrow than it is today.


To live a happy, productive, fulfilling lifestyle creating meaningful work — telling true stories through visuals, sound and the written word — that inspires and moves others. To work with like-minded, creative collaborators.


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Mentoring underpriveleged, inner-city youth

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Career Status

  • Ready to collaborate
  • Seeking freelance opportunities
  • Seeking full-time employment


  • Multiple awards from Connecticut News Photographers and National Press Photographers Association. Distinction Awards from The Hartford Courant.

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