Scott Sommerdorf

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Scott Sommerdorf

Scott is a staff photographer at The Salt Lake Tribune. Prior to joining The Tribune in 2005, he spent seven years as director of photography at The San Francisco Chronicle, and 10 years prior to that as a photographer at The Chronicle. He began his photojournalism career at The Sacramento Union in Sacramento, Calif. Scott has produced photo documentary projects about Albania after the fall of dictator Enver Hoxha, Berlin after the reunification, and the decline of Brazil's rainforests. The Bloomington, Minn., native has also covered five Super Bowls, four World Series, the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and looks forward to covering the Vikings winning their first NFL Championship before he dies. Scott was part of a photo-editing team that won first place in POYi Editing Division / Series in the 56th-annual Photos of the Year contest for the series “Nobody's Child.” Scott is also an avid poker player, and is proud to have finished 53rd (out of 2,158) in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty (event No. 46) at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas in 2016. When not making photos or playing poker, he is home with his wife, Lesli, two children, two dachshunds, a rabbit and two tiny frogs.