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Tom Donoghue


For the past 30 years, Michigan-born photographer Tom Donoghue has been capturing the faces, places and events which combine to create the very heart of Americana.

Celebrities, sports heroes, political leaders, the famous and infamous have all posed for or have had their images frozen in time by the artistic eye of Donoghue.

Tom was the Team Photographer for both the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Pistons while attending Farmington High School... went on to the University of Missouri, joined Delta Sigma Phi and was the photographer for the Maneater on the Columbia campus.

After three years in the Marine Corps, Tom returned to Michigan to shoot for both the Tigers and Pistons as well as being the Sports Editor and photographer for the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers, 1971-74.

Then came the move out west... Hollywood Park Race Track Photographer, Washington State Republican Caucus Photographer, ALEC Photographer, Tacoma Stars, Director of Photography Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Photographer for Aladdin/ Planet Hollywood.

Past 17 years have seen Tom with his NIKON cameras shooting the Super Bowls and working with The Taste of the NFL.

Some of Tom's other journeys have been with FOX, NBA, UPI, LA Angels of Anaheim, Academy of Country Music, ESPYs, IRL, Radio Music Awards, NIKON, Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic, Miss America, Miss USA, AP, The Great Race Across America, Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball, Richard Petty Driving, Bacardi, Budweiser, Sporting News...

Some of the many celebrities that Tom has worked with include Celine Dion, Faith Hill, STYX, Shania Twain, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, Billy Idol, Smashmouth, Snoop Dogg, Blues Brothers, Gwen Stefani, KISS, LeAnn Rimes, Alabama, Sting, ZZ Top, Toby Keith, Rod Stewart, Tim McGraw, Kenny G, Kanye West, Kenny Loggins, Destiny's Child, Beyonce, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Reggie Wayne, Derrek Lee, Troy Aikman, Dale Earnhardt Sr, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Barry Bonds, Warren Moon, Roger Clemens, Stan The Man Musial...

1998 saw Tom receive the INDY 500 Championship Ring shooting for race winner Eddie Cheevers.

Tom wouldn't have made it this far without the love and support of his family, friends and the many four legged buddies that have crossed his path.