1990. Both Donald Preneta and Roger McFarland, lovers for three years, had AIDS. While Donald was dying, Roger took care of him. After Don's body was taken away by a hearse, Roger returned to the bedroom. He stood at the edge of the bed shaking. The reality of the death struck him, and he collapsed on the bed crying. (Photo: Tim Rasmussen)

Tim Rasmussen

“Without the workshop I don't get to do any of the things I did in a life or career since photographically.”


Tim Rasmussen is the Director of Photography at ESPN for Digital and Print Media where he is responsible for photography at ESPN The Magazine and all digital platforms. In 2017 the magazine was awarded General Excellence and Best Sports cover by American Society of Magazine Editors. He joined ESPN in 2015 after nearly 10 years as Assistant Managing Editor for Photography at The Denver Post, where the paper became known for its exceptional photography. Under his leadership the photography staff was awarded three Pulitzers, two for Feature Photography and one for Breaking News Reporting. He established video journalism at the Post where the staff was awarded six National Murrow Awards including Overall Excellence and nominated for a National Emmy in Current News Coverage.

Workshop Candids

Top to bottom: The 1993 Eddie Adams Workshop recreating Joe Rosenthal's Iconic World War II image of U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima. Joe is at right directing the Black Team to make sure it is accurate. Tim’s acceptance letter from Eddie. Portrait of Tim from the 1988 workshop newspaper (photo: Jeffery Allred).

Nikon Gear:

A lifelong Nikon Shooter. A bunch of cameras and lenses from FM, F3T, FM2, D3s, D4, D5 and my new favorite a Df24-70, 70-200, 24mm f/1.4G, 35mm f/1.4G