Douglas Christian has been a photographer for decades. He attended the Putney School in Vermont, a tiny progressive school in Vermont, where he became enthralled with photography and rebuilt a 4×5 camera. Later during college, he attended the Ansel Adams Workshop at Yosemite, where he determined to pursue photography. He attended Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts and earned a BFA from Tufts.
Among his hundreds of completed projects, he was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to photograph their entire collection of Revolutionary and Civil War battle flags. For this, he took over 600 photographs with his 4×5 camera, adhering to the strictest archival protocols, such as making sure that no UV light was exposed to the historic artifacts. Twelve of those photographs are on permanent display as 4×5 foot transparencies in the rotunda of the Massachusetts State House.
Douglas has photographed a few books on Oriental rugs; one was on Armenian Oriental rugs, another was titled Merchants, Weavers and Kings, and another, published by Rizzoli and co-authored by his uncle entitled Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route. He has also photographed an array of people including politicos such as William F. Buckley, Jr., George McGovern, Edward Teller and Cesar Chavez.
In addition, he serves as a multimedia Capitol Hill reporter for Talk Media News, which covers over 400 media outlets throughout the United States. Additionally, he covered the 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions as a photographer and has produced numerous audio and video reports for Talk Media News, including a video report every weekday morning at 6 AM, entitled On the Hill. He has covered scores of congressional hearings, and dozens of rallies and protests. He has written scores of articles and op-ed pieces for the Baltimore Post Examiner, touching on politics to the arts and to hi-tech.
Douglas provides extensive real estate photography work to agents and developers. He has photographed numerous motor vehicles for a variety of institutions and publishing houses. He also produces head shots and portraits, and he covers events.
Douglas had his studio in Boston and New York City before moving to Washington, D.C.