Douglas Hook

Douglas is a British visual journalist and photo editor based out of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

In 2022 he worked as the staff visual journalist at The Hartford Courant, in Connecticut. covering state politics, human interest stories and working daily with reporters to strategise which types of photos would work for the tone and subject of the article.

Prior to working for the Hartford Courant, Douglas worked as a staff writer in Massachusetts for a state-wide news organization focused on investigative journalism, state and federal politics, as well as civil and societal issues like gun violence.

His feature stories have made him an award-winning writer and photographer at the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA).

He has reported on the war in Syria, a popular uprising in Venezuela, social issues in China, the struggles of the coffee industry in Puerto Rico, child sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic and multiple stories in the United States.

Some of the stories produced in the U.S. have received state and national recognition, most recently during his short tenure at The Hartford Courant. 

The Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists announced its 2022 Excellence in Journalism awards and presented Douglas second place for his photo essay on the Jamaican migrant workers working on tobacco fields in northern Connecticut. 

While at Masslive he received two first-place awards with the New England Better Newspaper Competition in 2021 for his Social Issue Feature Story and Best Solutions Journalism Project and second place in the Courts and Crime Reporting category in 2022.

The Boston Press Photographer Association awarded Douglas an honourable mention in 2020. He was also a finalist in the Religion Newswriters Association Awards for Religion Reporting Excellence for his story on Eid al-Adha the same year.

The Association of Photographers Open Award in the United Kingdom exhibited his work on the demise of greyhound racing in the UK in 2010.

Douglas graduated in 2013, from the University of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, with honors in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism.

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