Regina H. Boone


Staff Photographer,  Richmond Free Press (Richmond, Va.)

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Regina H. Boone is a photojournalist for the Richmond Free Press, a weekly newspaper founded by her late father and owned by her family. Previously, she was a staff photographer for the Detroit Free Press, where she covered a wide range of local, regional and national stories including the Flint water crisis, Rosa Parks’ funeral, and President Barack Obama’s initial journey to the White House. Additionally, she collaborated on special projects including the Emmy Award winning “Boys of Christ Child House,” a three-year look inside the Detroit residential treatment center for abused and neglected children. Boone is passionate about mentoring young people in photography. She holds a degree in political science from Spelman College and completed coursework in Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication master’s program.