Documentary and Street Photography Program: Sept. 1, 2022

Robert Moore

After a professional career of using other people’s photos to tell stories, Robert Moore decided to tell his. So he began a personal photographic journey to capture images that spoke to him.

Robert’s focus is documentary and street photography in Dallas, his hometown, and locations around the world including Iran, India, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Cuba. He defines his photographic approach this way: “I look for scenes that are just everyday life, yet call up an emotional connection, a human to a place. Without that connection, it may be a great picture, but it has no soul.”  

A proud native Texan, Robert spent 37 years in news, media and publishing. He held ownership positions in Voice Publishing Company from 1984 to 2013 before beginning personal pursuits in travel and photography.

The Press Club of Dallas honored him in 2015 with the prestigious Excellence in Journalism Award/North Texas Legend Award and in 2017, the first annual Hugh Aynesworth Award for his iconic images of the July 7, 2016 Dallas police ambush in which five Dallas police officers were killed and nine others were injured. Robert’s images of that tragic event were published by news outlets across the globe.

Robert currently serves on the Dallas Center for Photography Board of Directors.