RJ Sangosti can hardly remember a time that he didn't like looking at good pictures and, like many photographers, says he started contemplating life behind a camera as he poured through the pages of National Geographic magazine. RJ battled dyslexia as a child and turned to photography as a way to express himself.
He earned a bachelor's degree in art at Colorado State University, and after college, he worked for three years as a staff photographer at a community newspaper in Loveland, Colo. In 2005, RJ joined the Photography Department at The Denver Post.
RJ was named 2013 Photojournalist of the Year, winning the National Press Photographers Association award for larger market newspapers. His portfolio included photos of the Aurora theater shooting, a story that won The Denver Post the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.
RJ was born and raised in Gunnison, Colorado and now lives with his wife, Sarah, and two children, Nick and Belle in Lakewood.