Charles Dharapak on Muck Rack

Charles Dharapak Verified

Bangkok, Thailand
Asia-Pacific Regional Photo Editor — Associated Press
Covers:  white house, politics, breaking news, capitol hill, financial summits, international diplomacy, presidential campaigns, international news

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 ...

Read Full Bio →

Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

Stunning Photos of White House News Photographers Association 2012 Photographer of the Year Charl...

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.

Juan Antonio Samaranch, Former I.O.C. President, Dies at 89 — Juan Antonio Samaranch, a dominant figure in the modern Olympic movement who over 21 years guided the Games from a period of boycotts and near bankruptcy to an era of unprecedented success and damaging scandal, died on Wednesday in his home city, Barcelona, Spain. He was 89.

U.S. doubts over Netanyahu may spur ‘other steps’ to peace agreement — JERUSALEM-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said on Israeli radio Sunday that if it's impossible to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as long as Netanyahu is prime minister, the question arises "what other steps can be taken to continue in the right direction of attaining two states for two peoples."

Rev. Willie Barrow, front-line civil rights fighter, dies - The Monitor: Us News — Barrow had been hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot in her lung and died early Thursday, said fellow activist the Rev. Michael Pfleger. "She's one of those icons in the movement we've been able to hold onto for a long time, to learn from, to be loved by, to be challenged by," Pfleger said.

Former Guantanamo detainee working as Islamic State recruiter killed by U.S. drone strike — WASHINGTON - During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan.

5 goals from Obama's 2014 State of the Union: Yay or Nay? — By Nedra PicklerThe Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out.

Obama to propose tax increase on wealthiest Americans — WASHINGTON-U.S. President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

House Ethics Committee clears Petri on conflict issue — Washington, D.C. - On the eve of his retirement from Congress, the House Ethics Committee has closed its inquiry into Wisconsin Republican Tom Petri of Fond du Lac, finding that Petri's conduct in a potential conflict-of-interest case did not merit sanction.

BP job cuts: Energy giant scales back amid low oil prices — BP job cuts come as the company looks to pare down its business operations amid plunging oil prices. BP said it will invest in gas projects, which are typically less exposed to oil prices. Oil giant BP has warned that plans to streamline its business will cost it $1 billion over the next year.

Obama and McConnell, one on one: Can they get business done? — At President Obama's invitation, incoming Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell heads to the White House Wednesday afternoon for a rare one-on-one meeting to discuss legislative priorities. For Senator McConnell of Kentucky, who has been bashing Mr. Obama for most of his presidency, it's not a matter of like or dislike of the president.

United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Business News From The AP — He steered United Technologies' $18.4 billion purchase of aerospace parts maker Goodrich Corp. in 2012. It was the industry's largest deal and boosted the company's presence in the profitable commercial airline business as its military segments declined. The company said he informed the board of directors that his retirement from both posts was effective immediately.
More Articles →
Mar 24, 2015

.@AP investigation: Men forced into slavery to catch seafood, some may end up on your table

Mar 06, 2015

Strong work by @AP Joshua Paul - photos, reporting - of what left behind by those on missing MH370… via @YahooNews

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


For instructions on how to pitch Charles Dharapak, email

Share This Profile