Theodore (Ted) Rozumalski (1031-1991) was a nationally renowned press photographer who photographed for National Geographic, Time, Life, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated Magazines, and numerous other publications. Many of his photographs are in Photographs of the Year International (POYi) archives, and in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Ted began his career working for the Milwaukee Journal (1956-1962) and Houston Chronicle (1962-1966). While at the Journal, he won over 50 photographic awards in the Wisconsin Press Photographers' and National Press Photographers' Pictures of the Year Competitions. In 1962 he joined the Chronicle staff as a photographer for the Sunday Texas Magazine and a year later was assigned to the Chronicle's White House staff in Washington, D.C.
For his photographs of President John F. Kennedy (including the day of his assassination), Lee Harvey Oswald, President Lyndon Johnson's White House and the Texas White House, Poverty in Rio Grande Valley, the first Papal visit to the U.S. (Pope Paul VI), the 1964 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, and The Civil Rights Movement, Ted was recognized by the National Press Photographers' Association by becoming the first 2-time recipient of the National Newspaper Photographer of the Year (1964 and 1965), and was runner-up for the same honor in 1966.
In 1966, Ted left the Chronicle to photograph the Gemini Astronauts, their families, and the NASA training program for World Book Science Service. Throughout the late 1960s and into the early 1970s, his assignments continued with National Geographic, Newsweek, Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Business Week magazines, which produced multiple covers.