Sammy Dallal

San Francisco Bay Area



PHOTOGRAPHER; Embarcadero Media, Palo Alto CA — 2019-2020 Photographer for a group of newspapers covering Palo Alto, Mountain View and Menlo Park.

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER; SAN FRANCISCO, CA — 2014-PRESENT Clients include The Washington Post, NY Post, Associated Press, AP Invision, Reuters, Ozy, The Virginian-Pilot and The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

PHOTOJOURNALIST; THE NATIONAL, ABU DHABI, UAE — 2008-2014 Produced compelling imagery (still and video) for a daily English-language newspaper ( In addition to working locally in the UAE, I was dispatched overseas for assignments in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Algeria, Tunisia, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, France, Lebanon and Egypt.

PHOTOJOURNALIST; THE DAILY CAMERA, BOULDER, CO — 2004-2008 Produced photos for a daily newspaper ( Filled in as photo editor as needed, supervising photographic needs of the paper such as assigning photographers to assignments, and attending budget meetings to discuss the following days news coverage.

PHOTOJOURNALIST; ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, DENVER, CO — 2002-2003 Part of a team of 14 photographers who covered the state of Colorado, from the Denver Broncos football team to water and mineral rights issues in rural counties.

Percentage of Time

Editorial 50%

Portrait 20%

Multimedia 10%

Web Development 20%

  • 2014 - Present

    Freelance Photographer and Web Developer

    San Jose CA

    2008 - 2014

    Photojournanlist for The National Newspaper

    Abu Dhabi UAE

    2004 - 2008

    Photojournanlist for The Daily Camera

    Boulder Colo

    Coding Dojo 2016

    • Ruby on Rails
    • MEAN
    • Python

    Ohio University 2002

    Visual Communication

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