Veteran freelance photographer and Bay Space native Philip Pacheco has joined The San Francisco Chronicle as a image editor. 

Pacheco comes to The Chronicle soon after a 9-calendar year career as an independent photographer, contributing to wire services like Getty Visuals and Agence France-Presse with his operate appearing in The San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times and the Washington Post, among the quite a few other publications. 

He has documented the destruction of the 2019 Kincade Hearth in Sonoma County and civil unrest in the streets of Oakland in the wake of George Floyd’s loss of life. 

As a picture editor at The Chronicle, Pacheco will work closely with photojournalists in the area and reporters and editors across the newsroom, conceptualizing and coordinating picture assignments that seize the day’s news and enhancing the photos Chronicle journalists file to get to the heart of the story. 

“I sense like getting equipped to assume like a photographer and realize their wants and worries, it will make me experience good that they come to feel appreciated and recognized, and it helps make me really feel appreciated and understood that I can do some thing like that,” Pacheco stated. “It’s a mutually helpful thing.” 

“Philip’s track record as a photojournalist is a remarkable asset. He brings a deep knowledge of documentary pictures, a wealth of logistical expertise and a must have hearth science awareness to The Chronicle,” states Director of Visuals Nicole Frugé.