As a staff photographer at The News Tribune I get to spend every day exploring Tacoma, Wash., and tell the stories of the community I grew up in. It’s the greatest job in the world. Through photojournalism I’ve had the opportunity to photograph presidents, fly in Coast Guard aircrafts, and spend the day pig rasslin’ in rural Wisconsin.

Outside of community storytelling my other passion is sports photography. Whether it’s the Seahawks, Huskies, or high school sports, I approach every game with a professional mentality and the goal of taking unique and impactful images.

I love connecting and learning with other photographers. So if you’re interested in talking shop, have a question, or want to share something you’ve learned please feel free to contact me by email at joshuabessex@gmail.com, Instagram @bsxphoto, or Twitter @Bessex_Joshua.