Mason Trinca is an independent editorial and commercial photographer based in San Francisco, California.
Mason’s decision to be a photojournalist was strongly influenced by an appreciation for the power of even small images to impact the biggest environmental issues and to give voice to those who have none, a remembrance to Mason’s sister with disabilities who was unable to speak. A University of Oregon graduate with a Bachelor of Science in both environmental studies and geology, Mason continues to be inspired by nature and is passionate about camping, biking and skiing.
Mason is a regular contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, the Associated Press, The Denver Post, The Seattle Times, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He spent nearly three years at the Yakima Herald-Republic in central Washington and held internships at the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Victoria Advocate in Texas. He has been recognized by National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press Northwest Photo Contest and the Society of Professional Journalists.