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Washington DC
Photojournalist — 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 ...

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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!
Sep 15, 2014

I will miss the great journalists and fellow road warriors after 11+ years of US politics. My last motorcade ride:

Sep 15, 2014

I'll miss covering US politics but I'm very excited about my new assignment in Asia via @AP_Images

Sep 15, 2014

RT @anthonyted: Congratulations and welcome to @Dharapak, @AP’s new Asia-Pacific regional photo editor.…

Sep 12, 2014

RT @ron_fournier: Fascinating @nbenac look at how #Obama has tailored 9/11 addresses to moment. Maybe consistency, long view better?…

Sep 12, 2014

RT @APStylebook: Capitalize Sriracha hot sauce. It's also in our pronunciation guide: sree-YAH'-chah

Sep 08, 2014

Clinton, Bush 43 share laughs as they start scholars program at presidential centers by @AP_Ken_Thomas @Jacquelyn_M

Sep 08, 2014

Good one! RT @USSenatePhoto: Construction continues on the new Press Photographer's Gallery balcony.

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