I am a video producer, video editor and photographer based in New York City.
I began my career photographing for British newspapers, working for two years as a staff photographer for the Sunday Herald in Glasgow. I then relocated to New Delhi, India where I was based from 2001 to 2011.
Assigned by media outlets like the Guardian and The New York Times, UN organisations and non-profits, I spent ten years covering a range of issues across south Asia including caste discrimination, hunger and tiger conservation.
I have photographed literary figures like Arundhati Roy and William Dalrymple, Politicians like Imran Khan and Mary Robinson, activists including Desmond Tutu and Naomi Wolf, as well as celebrities like Dita von Teese.
From my current base in New York City, I undertake video and photography assignments for the media, for non-profits like Oxfam and Save the Children, for UN agencies and for corporate clients like Standard Chartered and Gartner Inc. I have documented the Fight for $15 campaign in Boston, conservative environmentalists promoting renewable-energy in Florida and ornithologists working to understand the demise of Iceland’s puffin population.
I was the Video Content Manager for Justworks, a PEO for four years from 2018-22 where I owned the full production timeline of video projects. I worked with colleagues to conceive ideas, gather insights and define objectives. I oversaw storyboard and script production and managed the planning and logistics for shoots both filming and editing myself – as well as assigning others.
My photographs have appeared in galleries and museums including London’s National Portrait Gallery and the Ruhr Museum in Essen as well as Amsterdam’s Photoville festival. My short videos have been officially selected for exhibition at the London Short Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival and the Florida Film Festival. My short film on Indian barber’s shops, Saloon was shortlisted for the  Virgin Media Shorts Competition.
I am always looking to widen my experience, to tell stories and to explore new opportunities for collaboration. I can be reached at tom(at)tompietrasik(dot)com



“Tom Pietrasik is a highly accomplished and professional video producer. Tom is someone who is sensitive to local contexts, always goes above and beyond what is expected and works hard to ensure a successful outcome.”
Anjali Kwatra,
Director of Advocacy, Marketing and Communications, UNDP
“Tom Pietrasik has worked as a freelance photographer for UNICEF since 2005, contributing his quality work to help further our mission. From long-term UNICEF photo-stories that documented Indian families affected by the 2004 Tsunami to his most recent UNICEF assignment photographing Muzoon Almellehan, a refugee from Syria, Tom is a valued professional who meets deadlines and is easy to work with. I am happy to recommend him.”
Christine Nesbitt Hills, Senior Photography Editor, UNICEF HQ

“Tom Pietrasik’s enthusiasm and professionalism are unparalleled, and his work on every assignment large and small is completed with thoughtful consideration and dedication.”
Anne Keffer
Senior Content Producer, Addison Design
“Tom Pietrasik did a wonderful job on a project we worked on together that involved documenting the lives of people living with mental health challenges in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Jacksonville, Florida. He is highly professional, organized, and thorough… In short, he does great work.”
Mary Darby
Vice President, Health and Social Policy, Burness