Randall Benton

Senior Photographer, The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento , California , United States


Photography has been my profession for over twenty-five years, but it has been my passion for nearly forty. For the last 17 years, I have worked as a staff photographer for The Sacramento Bee newspaper. As a staffer at the Bee, my photos have documented a rich and diverse cross-section of life in northern California. I have photographed the NBA, NFL, PGA and WBC; Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elton John, and the Pope; surgeons, teachers, cops, and murderers. I have shot from helicopters, inside tiger cages, in underwater caves, and on movie sets.

My photos have won numerous awards from the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association, The California Newspaper Publishers Association, National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year International, and World Press Photo. In 2009 one of my underwater photos was selected as the Underwater Picture of the Year by members of the international network of underwater photographers at Wetpixel.com.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Underwater, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Conflict Coverage, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Spot News, Still Photography

Contact Information

Phone: 916 826-1338