About H. Rick

H. Rick Bamman is an independent photographer and photo editor based in Chicago, specializing in news, sports and documentary photography related to social issues, entertainment, politics, and portraiture. He has strong news judgment and breaking news publishing experience in a deadline environment and compelling print and web design skills, specifically with photo editing and layout experience for print and web presentation.

His work has received recognition from the National Press Photographers Association, The Associated Press, and the Illinois Press Photographers Association.

Some of his clients include The Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press, Northwestern Heath System, The International Association of Firefighters, Chicago Police Lodge 7 Magazine and Zuma Press.

As a youngster, H. Rick was levitated by illusionist Jack Gwynne during a stage show in Chicago. He received his first camera at the age of 12 and began photographing conventions for the world's largest magic organization two years later. Over the next 45 years, he amassed one of the largest photographic collections of performing magicians.

He is available for assignments in Illinois and beyond.

hrick@hrickbamman.com 630-890-4636