Randy Goodman has been photographing people – – and the events that shape their lives – – for over thirty years. She started her professional career as a photojournalist working in the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and later in Boston at UPI. With the birth of her two children in the 90s, she curtailed her foreign travel and shifted her focus to issues and events closer to home.
Devoting the same passion she brought to her coverage of world events, she applies her trademark photojournalist’s eye to every photographic assignment – – be it an international trade show, a rally at the State House, portraits of managing partners, a benefit gala, a political campaign, an Indian dance performance, a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah.
Besides her striking images, what distinguishes Randy is the time and attention she dedicates to understanding her client’s needs and goals. To every assignment she brings her energy, creativity, sensitivity, professional style and attention to detail resulting in images that exceed her clients expectations. To this end, she makes having a thorough, pre-assignment dialogue with all of her clients a top priority. (To view Randy’s client list.)
Randy’s photographs have been widely published in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, PEOPLE magazine and TIME, as well as newspapers, magazines and books throughout the world. In addition, her photos appear on web sites for academic institutions, corporations, non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals and on national television and radio newscasts.
Internationally, Randy is best known for her photographic work in Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war when she worked as a videographer for CBS-TV News, a photographer for TIME magazine and a contributor to what is now Getty Images. She has been interviewed on CNN and NBC’s TODAY SHOW about her experiences as one of the only US photojournalists credentialed to work in Iran at that time. Her traveling exhibit, IRAN: Images From Beneath A Chador (www.iranbeneathchador.com) has been widely shown in the US and in Sweden, Barcelona and Paris. Currently she is writing a memoir of her Iran experiences.
Randy is a member of the Boston Press Photographer’s Association and the National Press Photographer’s Association.
She holds both a B.S. and M.A. in sociology from Boston University.