Faded Sandpaper

Jamie Ontiveros

Jaime Ontiveros is a Phoenix native who has been in love with all aspects of photography since he was very young. He landed his dream job in 1973, as one of a ten-member news staff at KTVK Channel 3. So, his career behind the camera began. Back then the news was covered using movie film and covering a live event was nonexistent. As technology changed, he found himself at the cutting edge of recording and reporting the news. During his 38 years at Channel 3, he covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona. These included the Bob Crane murder case, the impeachment of Governor Mecham, and the sad bombing of Arizona Republic Reporter Don Boles, just to name a few. He respectfully recorded the visits of Mother Theresa and Pope John II. Every day, his focus was to record the news for the people in Arizona. One of the highlights of his career was being inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Silver Circle Society, because a committee of his peers that he worked with daily, gave it. Since retiring in 2009, he has continued to explore the world from behind the lens of his camera.

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