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What’s Your Niche? Jarob Ortiz, National Park Service Photographer

June 4, 2018

By David Walker

© Jarob Ortiz

The lighthouse at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Whether shooting interiors or exteriors, Jarob Ortiz is interested in the play of natural light.

Jarob Ortiz witnessed the decline of the industrial economy in Milwaukee, where he grew up during the 1980s. He began photographing deteriorating factories in Milwaukee and Gary, Indiana, after taking up photography a decade ago. When the National Park Service opened a search for a new photographer in 2015, Ortiz was selected from among nearly 5,000 applicants. His job is...

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