Cherry Blossom Time in Washington DC by award winning photojournalist Dana Rene

We are so fortunate to have been granted permission to share four stunning photos by award-winning photojournalist Dana Rene.





Born in 1974 Dana Rene  been a photojournalist  for 18 years, 13 years in newspapers and currently working as a freelance photographer in Washington DC for five years.  Born in Southern California, Dana became interested in photojournalism through the love her father Bill Hicks had for photography when he gave her, her first camera at ten0 years old.  Dana holds a BA in Photojournalism with a minor in Political Science from California University Northridge in 1996.    She began her career interning and working part time for several small papers and landed her first job at the Los Angeles Times in 1997 and also worked at the Ventura County Star from 2000- 2008.

Dana has traveled through out the United States and in Central America focusing on women’s issue and domestic abuse.   A professional with varied teaching and lecturing experience, she has presented her work in several art galleries, photography lectures at USC, and the Women in Photojournalism in Los Angeles.  Dana has lectured at various professional gatherings such as the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting in Washington DC and was a keynote speaker at Robert Hanashiro’s Sports Shooter workshop  She is best known for her work she did during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and most recently for her work she did covering areas of El Salvador where families are still deeply affected by the Civil War that ended 22 years ago.   After seeing her photos we’re sure will want to visit Ms. Rene’s website:


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