White House, politics, general news. Washington DC via Jakarta, Bangkok, NYC. Musician, Dad.
Charles Dharapak's Biography
Charles Dharapak was born in New York City and received degrees in print journalism and economics at New York University. He joined the Associated Press in 1995 as a staff photographer based in Southeast Asia. While in Bangkok he covered the Cambodian civil war and the pro-democracy movement in Burma. He later became AP’s chief photographer and photo editor in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he covered the unrest in the ...
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What was your first job as a journalist?
My first paid gig was freelancing for a neighborhood newspaper in TriBeCa, New York. I got paid $25 for a photograph of a veterinarian.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Of course! Typing class was compulsory in 7th grade. Thank you New York City Public Schools system!
Who's your favorite fictional journalist?
The photojournalist as played by Dennis Hopper in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.