Rodman Reilly
Top Claw Recipient

Mr. Rodman Reilly

Photographer/Videographer

  • Office I-1131
  • Office Phone 678.407.5103
  • Cell Phone
  • Email Address rreilly@ggc.edu
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Biography

Rod Reilly has been a professional photographer for over 35 years. Reilly started his career doing what he does for GGC today, photographing campus life. His first professional photography job was as a photographer for his alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology. He also was a freelance photographer for the University of Rochester Athletics Department. Reilly photographed campus life, teaching and learning on campus, emerging technologies, campus sports events and instruction at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the RIT and UR campus.

He was recruited to come to Atlanta in 1984 to work as senior photographer for the Georgia Pacific Corporation. While at GP, Reilly photographed all aspects of GP business operations, from product samples shot in studio for GP advertising on 4x5 and 8x10 chrome film to location photography traveling across the US to visit and photograph plywood and paper mill operations and personnel.

Reilly opened the first of his own freelance photography businesses, Reilly Arts and Letters Inc., in 1992 and later Rod Reilly Photography in 2005. His client list included the nuclear power industry, the US Department of Education, Gwinnett County Public Schools, college clients Mercer University and Emory University, Gwinnett Magazine and other local and national lifestyle and aviation magazines. Reilly has also produced photography for The Southwire Company, Georgia Power and other electrical service companies, Coca-Cola USA, The Center for Puppetry Arts and Home Depot.

Reilly began his GGC career in May of 2013 in the Office of Public Affairs as the first photographer/videographer in the that department. Reilly was one of the GGC Outstanding Staff Service award winners in 2014 and was one of the winners of the GGC Top Claw award in the Fall of 2017.

When not shooting on campus Reilly spends time photographing aviation and aviators across the country both form the ground and air to air. Reilly has three children, two of which have attended GGC, one in the School of Business and the other currently enrolled in the School of Education. He lives with his wife Robin and their furry companion Kaya in Hall County on the shores of Lake Lanier.