The Photographer

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Christopher Record is a versatile corporate, portrait and editorial photographer whose award-winning background in photojournalism influences all of his work. 

Clients have included: 

BlackArch Partners, Belk, BSAF, Charlotte Ballet, Financial Independence Group, Eric Mower and Associates, Time Warner Cable, MadGENIUS Inc., Tier One Partners, Farm Bureau Insurance Racing, Pass & Seymour Legrand, Mac-Gray, TradeKing, Davidson College, Wake Forest University, UNC Charlotte, HGTV, the United States Golf Association, the PGA of America, the Wells Fargo Championship, the Quail Hollow Club, Trump National Golf Club Charlotte, Metropolitan Ballroom and Habitat for Humanity

Record’s resume is lined with awards from the top photojournalism groups including the National Press Photographers Association, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Southern Short Course, the Society of Newspaper Design, the North Carolina Press Photographers Association and the North Carolina Press Association. 

Record was the lead photographer on a team project selected as a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. The Charlotte Observer project, "Sold a Nightmare," was a finalist for the Gold Medal for Public Service. The series focused on the area's high rate of housing foreclosures and questionable sales practices by one of the nation's largest homebuilders. 

Record has spent the past 25 years photographing presidents, celebrities and athletes and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times, The London Times and numerous other publications and books. 

Record covered the Carolina Panthers from their inception to the Super Bowl in Houston. He has also covered numerous NCAA Final Four basketball tournaments, ACC basketball tournaments and many professional golf tournaments including the men’s and women’s U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, The Players Championship and The Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. 

His career has included stints at three newspapers with roles ranging from reporter, photographer, picture editor to director of photography. Record most recently spent 14 years as a staff photographer at The Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, N.C. 

Record left newspapers to concentrate on his successful freelance photography business. 

He accepts corporate, portrait and editorial assignments and he also does a select number of documentary weddings each year.