Patrick McPartland

Bee Newspaper
Photo Purchase

Professional Experience:

Western New York Catholic Newspaper: Buffalo, N.Y.

2016 to present

Managing Editor

•Responsible for production of monthly newspaper covering the eight county Diocese of Buffalo

•Supervise a team of three reporters, one photographer, one advertising coordinator, one graphic designer and one bookkeeper

•Manage financial budget for the newspaper

•Assign and write stories as needed

Assign and take photos as needed

1995 to 2016

Staff Photographer/Photo Editor/Diocesan Photographer

•Responsible for photographic coverage of events in eight-county diocese, including capturing the Bishop’s involvement in church and social functions, for monthly newspaper

•Work with editorial staff to coordinate newspaper’s image coverage, including selection and preparation of front cover photograph

•Prepare stories, captions and photographs for, Facebook and Twitter, updating website and social media daily

•Develop Flash slideshows for website and social media platforms

•Tone and archive images for newspaper

  1. Prepare images for other local media outlets

Career highlights include:

•Supervising the planning of the Catholic Media Conference that brought more than 300 participants from all over the United States and Canada to Buffalo. This included securing venues, organizing the opening night celebration, planning a trip to Niagara Falls, and scheduling volunteers from the diocese to ensure the event ran smoothly. June 2014-June 2015

•Serving as Western New York Catholic’s photographic coverage coordinator for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to New York City in 2008 and for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Toronto in 2002

•Leading the conversion from film to digital photography at the Western New York Catholic, 2001

Bee Newspapers: Williamsville, N.Y.

1997 to Present

Freelance Photographer

•Cover high school sports, breaking news and additional news events in the suburbs of Buffalo, N.Y., for a chain of nine weekly newspapers

Greater Niagara Newspapers: Niagara Falls, N.Y.

1997 to Present

Freelance Photographer

  1. Cover high school sports, breaking news and additional news events in Niagara, Erie and Orleans counties for a chain of two daily newspapers and several weeklies, including the Tonawanda News, Niagara Gazette and Ken-Ton Record.

BUSINESS Experience:

Patrick McPartland Photography: Buffalo, N.Y.

1997 to present

Business owner

•Own/operate professional freelance photography business providing photographic services to business owners and private citizens

•Maintain updated business records

•Track expenses and income and budget accordingly

•Advertise photographic services through distribution of business cards, online presence, social circles and donations of photographs and services

Other Media

•QMI Agency Canada, to cover NHL Propects Game in Buffalo, NY

•Chosen by Anadolu Agency, Turkey, to cover the November 2014 snowstorm. Images picked up by:


oThe Guardian -

oGetty -


Proficient in digital SLR cameras and lenses; Adobe programs: Photoshop, InDesign, DreamWeaver and Illustrator; Microsoft programs: Word and Excel; PhotoMechanic digital editing software; Extensis Profolio digital asset management archive; FileMaker Pro database software

Courses: Buffalo State College, Digital Photography; Villa Maria College, Color Photography and Studio Lighting


Catholic Press Association General Excellence Award: 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006

New York Press Association: 2004 Best Newspaper Contest, Best Sports Action

professional affiliations:

National Press Photographers Association: 1998 to Present


  1. Tapped for spot news coverage of Flight 3407 plane crash for New York Daily News, 2009

  2. Served as WNY Catholic’s media coverage coordinator for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to New York City in 2008

  3. Led the conversion from film to digital photography at the WNY Catholic, 2001

  4. Covered Buffalo Bills, Sabres, and Bisons as well as the Empire State Games