About Robert

Robert Dodge is a commercial, editorial and fine arts photographer and writer in Washington DC. With more than 30 years in journalism and public relations, Robert is a seasoned communications professional. Robert believes strong photography is essential to an effective communications strategy. His work includes portraits, landscapes, iconic Washington venues, as well as travel, corporate and advertising images.

While photography has been a part of Robert’s life since age 14, he spent more than 30 years as a newspaper writer and editor. He left The Dallas Morning News in 2006 where he had been a Washington correspondent for about 20 years. He subsequently worked for several years in media relations for a major industry trade association.

Robert believes that photography is often overlooked as a powerful tool in public affairs communications. As both a photographer and communications expert, Robert works with his clients to solve their visual problems and to create compelling images that imprint with targeted constituencies. His blog, Strategic Frames, provides readers with ideas and advice about creating memorable messaging with strong visuals.

Since 2005, Robert has been working on a project about Vietnam, which has taken him to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hanoi and other places throughout the country. With the 40-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War approaching, Robert is working on the final stages of the project, Vietnam Unexpected. The portfolio takes viewers on a journey through Vietnam that tells a visual story about what has happened to this Southeast Asian nation in the four decades since the war ended.

Robert lives in Washington DC with his two cats, Winston and Tittles, who both enjoy boiled shrimp and a good belly rub.

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