A proud Texas native, Robert spent 37 years in the news, media and publishing business. He was a founder of the Voice Publishing Company, serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered communities in Texas. In 2013 he left the company and his artistic focus is documentary and street photography. He has photographed in 43 countries including Iran, India, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam, and the streets of Dallas. In 2017, the Press Club of Dallas awarded him the Hugh Aynesworth Award for News Photography for his iconic images of the July 7, 2016 Dallas police ambush.
Robert has served on the boards of several nonprofits.