David Sokol began pursuing his love of photography when he attended White Pines College in Chester, NH. where he graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Photography. Shortly after graduating college he started his photojournalism career freelancing for local newspapers north of Boston. In 2004 David accepted a full-time photojournalist position with Community Newspaper Company, now Gatehouse Media. David is the sole photographer in the Danvers office of GateHouse Media. David is responsible for managing the daily schedule as well as hiring freelance photographers for 20 newspaper and websites. David works well with reporters and editors and is efficient in providing audio, video and still photographs remotely on deadline. David has experience with both Mac OSX and Windows based computer systems and computer programs, Lightroom, Photoshop, Final Cut X, Soundslides, Audacity and Photo Mechanic.
David is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. Over the years he has won numerous awards ranging from internal nation-wide company contests to the National Press Photography monthly clip contests and the yearly New England Press Association contest. David continues to capture unique and interesting heart felt moments and searches for new exciting ideas and techniques to improve his photojournalism career.
David was named 2017 Photojournalist of the Year in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Competition. David also was honored to be named the 2015 Photographer of the Year and runner-up 2015 Videographer of the Year in the Best of GateHouse annual competition held nationwide throughout the company. David has won numerous other awards in the National Press Photographers Association New England region monthly clip competition, New England Newspaper & Press Association, Suburban Newspapers of America, New England Press Association, as well as being nominated for Photographer of the Year in the 2010 New England Newspaper & Press Association yearly competition. David's work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites across the United States and internationally.