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Rick's Bio

Rick Benitez Photography is a Sarasota, FL based business originally founded in Atlanta, Georgia Rick has 27 years experience and a passion for photography. Rick was born and raised in New York City and is fluent in English and Spanish. He moved to Atlanta at the age of 21 and joined the Atlanta Police Department. In 1980 Rick transferred to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.

As a member of the Atlanta Fire Rescue, Rick was involved in creating Atlanta's Fire Rescue Historical Books. In 1983, "A Glimpse of the Past a Vision of the Future" and in 2007, "The Atlanta Fire Rescue 125 Years of History" were published. In his final two years with the City of Atlanta Rick was the Official Photographer covering all City Events - The International Fire Chief Convention, Portraits of all City Fire Chiefs, Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and many more. Rick has also been published in USA Today, the Cover shot of Fire Rescue Magazine, Where Atlanta, and Guest Informant. He also became the official Photographer for Mundo Hispanico & Casablanca Yellow Pages.

Rick is now retired after 29 years of service to the City of Atlanta and is devoting full time on his passion for Photography in Sarasota, Florida.

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