Rebecca is a Washington, D.C.-based photographer who brings to life the messages of campaigns, organizations, causes and brands. Rebecca’s images engage, inspire, and inform. With her photography, she tells her clients’ stories—of success, of needed change and of what’s to come.
grown up west
In addition to client work, Rebecca also regularly travels to northern Montana, where she is shooting an ongoing photographic and video project—“Grown Up West”—highlighting positive stories about young people growing up on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Rebecca listens to her clients’ goals, advises on how to visually communicate their mission, and then immerses herself into illustrating the story. Her curiosity and connection with her subjects allow Rebecca to tell these stories in compelling and engaging ways.
areas of focus
Rebecca captures issues affecting individuals and communities in a range of subject areas including:
Health | Education | Environment & Conservation | Youth & Family | Community
Her images are used for:
Branding and Websites | Marketing and Advertising Campaigns | Fundraising and Development Materials | Advocacy and Issue Awareness | Editorial and Journalism | Social Media
awards & honors
Her work has been recognized by:
- The Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
- The American Farmland Trust
- Communication Arts magazine’s “Fresh Online”
- Photo District News’ “30 Emerging Photographers to Watch”
- The Great Lakes Protection Fund
- Best of American Society of Media Photographers
- Graphis Photography Annual’s “Gold Prize”
- Flathead International Film Festival “Best Indigenous Film”
- The Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth
- The Charlie Russell Museum: Permanent Collection
The Advertising Council
Alice Ferguson Foundation
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Cancer Society
The Annie E Casey Foundation
Bowie State University
Children’s National Medical System
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Environmental Defense Fund
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Garden & Gun
High Country News
John’s Hopkins Medicine International
National Geographic Society
The National Governor's Association
The National Health Service Corps
National Wildlife Federation
Neathawk Dubuque & Packett
The United Way
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Virginia Commonwealth University Children’s Hospital
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post Magazine
The Wilderness Society
World Wildlife Fund
Rebecca Drobis is an absolute delight to work with—from project initiation through delivery of our photographs, we couldn't have asked for a more seamless experience. Rebecca took the time to understand our project and our needs and exceeded our expectations in the delivered photographs. We are proud to feature her photography across our digital platforms and in our printed materials. Thank you, Rebecca!
–Bridget Pooley, Manager of Engagement, Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication
Seamlessly stepping into a school environment and capturing an institution's vital spark—it's students—is no small task. But Rebecca Drobis accomplishes all of that and more. Her artistry captures those small, but crucial, moments that give the viewer a very real, tangible understanding of what it's like to go to our school. From an individual student's contemplative moment to the joyous group dynamic on the playground, her photos show Georgetown Day School at its best.
—Alison Grasheim, Georgetown Day School
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Rebecca on multiple occasions, and each time she impresses us more with her spirit, professionalism, and genuine connection to her subjects. Rebecca is more than a photographer—she brings the best of life out of people, and she’s a total joy to work with.
—Carrie Fox, President, C Fox Communications
I have had the chance to work with Rebecca; In a word, she’s amazing…She is able to capture children in their natural state of being. Her photos have a beautiful vulnerability to them. On top of raw talent, she's personable and flexible. Working with her is easy: she is collaborative and open to ideas.
—Carrie Hayes, Art Director
You just have to look at Rebecca’s images to know she’s a great photographer, but she’s also a great person to work with. Rebecca has a knack for putting people at ease when they’re in front of a camera. She always seems to know exactly what to do or say to capture the depth and emotion you’re looking for.
—Melissa Gallant, Creative Director, Goddard Gunster
Rebecca is not only as an expert on photography for organizations, but also someone who understands what a company needs in its brand portfolio for a variety of different marketing mediums.
—Frederique Campagne Irwin, Owner, Her Corner