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David Croxford

David Croxford is the Visuals Editor for Honolulu Civil Beat, where he is attempting to archive the complete visual catalog of Civil Beat while engaging as often as possible in capturing the stories that Civil Beat pursues on a daily basis.

Prior to coming to Civil Beat, David was the award-winning Chief Photographer for PacificBasin Communications (AIO Media Group) from 2007 until 2022. His work has appeared in Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Business Magazine, HAWAII Magazine, Hawaii Home & Remodeling Magazine, Honolulu Family Magazine and the other companies within the AIO brand spectrum, as well as contributing to various advertising campaigns created by the media groups. His photographic client list includes McGraw Hill publishing, Journal Register Publishing and Patuxent Publishing, and a variety of media consortiums.

David’s photographic experience dates back to the early 1980s when he first began working professionally as a photojournalist for several regional newspapers in Oregon. He later moved to the East Coast where he worked with major publishing groups in a freelance capacity.

David also has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and has studied pastoral theology for a Master of Divinity program at George Fox Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Favorite subjects you ask? Big Wave surfing, any kind of aircraft from early biplanes to Mach 3 jets and the Moon in any phase!

Shootz! A Rally For Sara Yara And A Sensational Court Appearance David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! A Rally For Sara Yara And A Sensational Court Appearance

DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg's two-day visit to the state highlighted challenges with local infrastructure.

Shootz! A Week Of Poignant News Images David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! A Week Of Poignant News Images

The photographs from this week were charged with emotion.

Shootz! Wrapping Up A Week Celebrating Photography Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! Wrapping Up A Week Celebrating Photography

Feathered friends, silky-smooth sharks, kupuna kicking up their heels and Civil Beat's inaugural photojournalism pau hana crossed our lenses.

Shootz! Trains, Planes And More Kevin Fujii

Shootz! Trains, Planes And More

There's a little compositional interest in this week's Shootz! Try to find a theme that connects four of these images.

Shootz! A March For Unity, A Cafe For Civil Discourse And More Photos From The Week Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! A March For Unity, A Cafe For Civil Discourse And More Photos From The Week

The beauty of predawn architecture and the construction of a major project added to the mix of light and shadow our photographers captured.

Shootz! The Spotlight Is On State Government Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! The Spotlight Is On State Government

Two new associate justices don bigger robes and the legislative session begins.

Shootz! From Celebrations And Storms To New Designs And Dump Sites David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! From Celebrations And Storms To New Designs And Dump Sites

This wide-ranging week in news focused on guns and housing, less than smooth sailing in the ocean and at the Legislature, as well as a pair of police chiefs and mayors.

Shootz! Fresh Photos Capture Events And News The First Week Of The Year David Croxford/Civil Beat/2024

Shootz! Fresh Photos Capture Events And News The First Week Of The Year

The Capitol building came briefly to a standstill, two of the state's university presidents sat down for conversations and the stark neglect of some of our schools were all in our viewfinders this week.

Shootz! This Week Brought Traditions, High Tides And Tragedy Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Shootz! This Week Brought Traditions, High Tides And Tragedy

Civil Beat's photographers spent the holiday week covering the community on Oahu.