Bob Sacha is an award-winning multimedia producer who also wears the hats of photographer, documentary filmmaker, and editor.
In the summer of 2014, he was named to one of two new Tow professorships at the CUNY J-School, established by The Tow Foundation to recognize teachers who have demonstrated exception leadership in their fields.
He shot the video for the Guardian US team project that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a national Emmy for New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming, a Webby, and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design.
He teamed up with Blue Chalk as the the director of photography for The New York Times series, Living City, about New York’s infrastructure. BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed and shot, produced with Kate Emerson, had its world premiere at DocNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival.
Sacha has been a staff producer at MediaStorm; a contributing photographer at National Geographic, LIFE, and Fortune magazines, and worked on assignment for magazines all over the world. You can see his work at bobsacha.com.
He won a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fellowship to study multimedia and film at Ohio University. His first multimedia project at MediaStorm won best Multimedia Feature in the 2008 Online News Association competition and first place in multimedia at the 2008 New York Photo Festival.
He has captured numerous awards for his magazine work, including Communication Arts, Picture of the Year, Alfred Eisentaedt Award for Magazine Photography, and the Kodak Award of Excellence. He also worked on a project that won an Alfred I. DuPont Columbia University award at the end of 2009.
Sacha has taught master classes at the Maine Media Workshops, SantaFe Photography Workshops, and Toscana Photo Workshops in Italy, and is a photojournalism instructor at the International Center of Photography in New York. He is also teaching video at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in psychology and photojournalism.