Anacleto Rapping


Anacleto Rapping

BS Visual Journalism

Anacleto Rapping earned a BA in Journalism from San Jose State University in 1977. He has placed his passion for storytelling at the heart of every picture he has taken over a more than three-decade professional career.

As a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Times for over two decades, Rapping’s lens brought us four Presidential campaigns, five Olympic Games, three World Cup Soccer tournaments, three Academy Award shows and countless breaking news stories and sporting events. His gift for visually capturing historic moments broadened his understanding of world and national events and afforded him the chance to chronicle news events as they unfolded throughout the United States as well as in foreign locales such as South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Singapore, Guatemala, Mexico and Canada.

While at the Los Angeles Times, Rapping shared three Pulitzer Prizes for team coverage in news, and individually he received a Pulitzer nomination for his photography at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Rapping is an award-winning photojournalist who began teaching at Brooks Institute as a full-time faculty member in 2005.

Currently, Rapping teaches across the Visual Journalism curriculum including Portraiture, Sports Photography, Picture Story and Advanced Lighting. He also shoots freelance for editorial and commercial clients. Rapping continues to tell life’s stories, focusing on portraiture and using his camera to portray the profound relationships between people and their environments. “Every time a photograph is taken, that moment becomes part of our history,” Rapping says.