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Gerry Pate is a national award-winning photographer working in the upstate of South Carolina. During the past thirty years, he has worked professionally as a photojournalist for several southeastern U.S. newspapers. As a freelance contractor for events, news, performances, portraiture, and more, Pate draws on the reflexes of his photojournalist experience to deliver candid and spontaneous imagery to clients with a variety of needs, while maintaining low overhead and keeping prices competitive.

Copyright for all images on this site belongs to Gerry Pate, and/or the publications these images are associated with. Permission to publish, modify, or otherwise use these images for commercial or non-commercial purposes must be obtained from the author.

Awards:
*1984 South Carolina Press Association
Second Place: Spot News Photo
Honorable Mention: Sports Action Photo 

*1985 South Carolina News Photographers Association
Second Place: Sports Action Photo
Second Place: Sports Feature Photo
Third Place: Sports Feature Photo

 

*1986 South Carolina News Photographers Association
Second Place: General News Photo
Third Place: Sports Action Photo

 

* 1987 South Carolina News Photographers Association
Third Place: General News Photo

 

*1988 Region Six National News Photographers Association
First Place: News Photo

 

*1988 National Press Photographers Association
National First Place: News Photo

 

* 1988 “Atlanta Seminar of Photojournalism”
Third Place: Feature Photo
Honorable Mention: Feature Photo

 

*1989 “Southern Photographer of the Year Seminar and Competition”
Second Place: Humor Photo

 

*1990 South Carolina Press Association

First Place: J.L. Sims News Photo Award

 

*1990 South Carolina News Photographers Association
Third Place: Pictorial

 

*1994 South Carolina News Photographers Association
Third Place: Fashion Photo

 

*1994 South Carolina Press Association

First Place: J.L. Sims News Photo

First Place: Sports Feature Photo

 

*1994 South Carolina News Photographers Association
Third Place: Fashion Photo

 

*1999 South Carolina Press Association
First Place: Portrait Personality Photo

 

*2001 South Carolina Press Association
First Place: Pictorial Photo
Second Place: Feature Photo

 

*2004 South Carolina Press Association
Third Place: Sports Action Photo

 

*2005 South Carolina Press Association
First Place: Humor Photo

 

*2006 Associated Press Mark Twain Award
Honorable Mention: Feature Photo

 

*2007 South Carolina Press Association
Second Place: Sports Feature Photo

 

*2010 South Carolina Press Association
Third Place: Sports Action Photo

Featured Publications:

  • Spartanburg Herald Journal
  • Greenville News
  • Short Track Magazine
  • The Spartanburg Magazine
  • The Gamecock Magazine
  • New York Times
  • American Photographer
  • Readers Digest
  • Time Magazine
  • Life Magazine
  • Six Shooter NPPA
  • News Photographer NPPA
  • Sporting News
  • People
  • VW Trends
  • On the Green Golfing
  • Sandlapper Magazine
  • Green House Grower
  • Hub City Magazine
  • Life (Book)
  • Nine Days in Union (Book)
  • Death Row (Book)
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