Washington DC Photographer Robert Giroux
Robert Giroux began his professional photography
Montreal in 1987 covering Canadian politics and sporting events for Agence France-Presse (AFP) and in 1991
relocated to AFP's North American HQ in Washington DC. From 1995 to 2000 he was one of two Newsweek magazine contract photographer assigned to the White House travel pool.
In early 2000, Robert was recruited to manage the picture-desk and editorial operations for the, then fledgling, Getty Images News & Entertainment wire service in New York City. Later, becoming their first chief photographer for news in the Americas, he designed the software (GIFT - Getty Images Field Tool) used by all Getty Images staff photographers and editors to edit, caption and transmit images from the field.
His success with several editorial technology projects earned him a promotion and transfer to Getty Images' Seattle headquarters and a position as Director of Editorial Technology Partnerships where he designed and implemented the global distribution and picture desk system which brought all regional picture desks onto a single central platform.
After leaving Getty Images, Robert partnered with developer Morgan Belford to create Easy Release, a model and property release app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices which consistently ranks among the most downloaded photography related apps on iTunes.
Robert is currently employed by National Geographic in their Global Media Technology division. See Robert's profile.