Chris McGonigal

Senior Photo Editor, Photojournalist, Dad.

United States

I have over 20 years of experience in visual journalism, mostly in digital media, along with newspapers.

For the past ten years I've been a Senior Photo Editor for HuffPost curating, planning and executing quality visuals for U.S. and global editions.

Check out some highlights from my recent work and beyond below.

Recent clients include NBC News and Martha Stewart Living.


Latest Work
11 powerful photos of Americans celebrating Juneteenth on 1st year it becomes federal holiday

Americans are celebrating two days after President Joe Biden signed into law the bill establishing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Juneteenth, observed every June 19, celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, when on June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, then the westernmost state in the union, and informed slaves of their emancipation.

1 House, 5 Grocery Store Workers And A Very Long Year

Above: Ralphs employees Mike Kurtz, a meat manager (left); Joseph Salorio, a front-end manager; Raquel Salorio, a front-end manager; and Jack Dawe, a meat manager in the backyard of Joseph's home in San Diego on Dec. 18.


The Latest Photos As America Goes To The Polls

The time has finally come. Americans showed up in force Tuesday to vote for either Joe Biden or Donald Trump to lead the country for the next four years. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the polls look very different this year.

Historic Photos From Joe Biden And Kamala Harris' Inauguration Day Ceremony

The day is finally here. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as president and vice president during a historic inauguration ceremony. Images from the U.S. Capitol show a scene that is drastically different from previous inaugurations due to security concerns and the global coronavirus pandemic.

2 Photos That Sum Up The Course Of Trump's Presidency

Here's a visual depiction of how democracy was faring at the start of Donald Trump 's presidency - and how things stand now. On Wednesday, just two weeks before he is set to leave office, Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress to certify President-elect Joe Biden 's win.

Amazing Photos Of Celebrations As Joe Biden Defeats Donald Trump

Celebrations around the country erupted as news spread that Vice President Joe Biden won the election against President Donald Trump. Photos showed celebrations in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, and other cities. See the latest photos below of people celebrating President-elect Joe Biden.

Racial Injustice and Diversity

The Latest Photos As Protests Continue Over George Floyd's Death

Protests continued over the weekend after the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck in Minneapolis on May 25. Some photos from around the country show protestors peacefully demonstrating, demanding justice for Floyd's death.

Black At The Ballot

Came up with an idea to do a series of black and white portraits of voters ahead of the South Carolina primary in 2020. Worked with photojournalist Demetrius Freeman, who delivered on the beautiful images.

Why Black People Own Guns

Before the Revolutionary War, colonial Virginia passed a law barring black people from owning firearms - an exercise in gun control as racial control. In 1857, in his notorious Dred Scott decision, Chief Justice Roger Taney summoned the specter of black people freely enjoying the right to "keep and carry arms wherever they went."


Here Are The Latest Images Showing How The World Is Responding To Coronavirus

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen, countries around the world are responding to the threat. Some are taking sharp actions, such as limiting travel and closing mass gatherings such as sporting events to the public. See the latest photos showing reaction to the coronavirus across the world below.

Surreal Photos Show D.C. In Lockdown As Inauguration Approaches

As Washington, D.C., still reels from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, it also prepares for the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Photos this week show the city mounting unprecedented preparations against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest.

Photos Show The Crazy Intensity Of West Coast Wildfires

Wildfires continue to devastate parts of the Western United States, including California and Oregon. A record 2 million acres have burned in California this year. The blazes are destroying homes and businesses ― even entire towns ― and are making Oregon's skies resemble Mars.

Get Sick Or Starve: How A Deep Cleaner Is Surviving The Pandemic

Ezzie Dominguez estimates she gets around two hours of sleep every night. The 38-year-old wakes up each morning at 6 a.m. to head to her first job as a building manager at a local nonprofit in Denver. She's been designated an essential worker, making her the only employee who is still coming into her office during the coronavirus outbreak.



Special Projects

HuffPost Culture Shifters 2020

Coordinated and edited photo shoots of 20 subjects around the country, following art direction from Photo Director and Creative Director.

Meet The Generation Changed By Lockdown

In the middle of the coronavirus crisis, a project where most of the photos were "self art directed" by the subjects themselves. I worked with the subjects to have them take self portraits, while keeping in mind a cohesive style.

Weekly Photo Roundups

Photo Illustrations

Alex Jones Hit With Another Defamation Lawsuit, And It Could Go To A Jury

Alex Jones may soon learn that ruining the lives of innocent people comes with serious consequences. On Monday, attorneys for Marcel Fontaine ― a 24-year-old Boston man whom Jones' website, Infowars, incorrectly identified as the Parkland, Florida, school shooter in a Feb. 14 article ― filed a defamation lawsuit against Jones and his publication.

This Was Elizabeth Warren's Plan All Along

When Elizabeth Warren came to Washington - not the first time, as a bankruptcy expert, or the second time, to oversee the bank bailout during the Great Recession - but the third time, when she was elected to the United States Senate, she wanted to solve a growing problem: student debt.

This Personal Finance 'Expert' Quoted All Over The Web Is A Fake

Patricia Russell seemed to appear out of nowhere. A certified financial planner and graduate of several prestigious colleges, Russell has recently been quoted in major publications such as , Newsday , MarketWatch Business Insider Consumer Reports, and U.S. News , as well as sites that recirculate content on MSN and other websites.

How The NRA Helped Foment An Armed Insurrection At The Capitol

Nine supporters of former President Donald Trump, all arrested on weapons charges in connection with the storming of the U.S. Capitol, had "enough ammunition to shoot every member of the House and Senate five times," according to a startling new report on the role of firearms in the Jan. 6 insurrection.