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Gary O'Brien


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Gary O'Brien has been at the Charlotte NC Observer since 1988, serving variously as a photographer, systems editor and photo editor. He currently is the night photo editor at The Observer, a 240K circulation newspaper in the middle of the Carolinas.

A two-time North Carolina Photographer of the Year, O'Brien led the paper's photography department through the conversion from film to digital, and is playing an instrumental role in its development of online multimedia. Since 2004, he has concentrated on creating Virtual Reality projects, shooting panoramas, object and timelapse movies as well as video for charlotte.com.

O'Brien has previously worked at the Mesa, AZ Tribune; Flagstaff AZ Daily Sun and N. Las Vegas Valley Times. He has a B.S. in Photography from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. He lives in Charlotte with his wife Meredith Hebden and four cats.

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