2009 to present. 

• Documentary, editorial, annual report and corporate photography. Image representation by Corbis. 


Clients include: PEW Charitable Trust; The New York Times; Big Yellow Taxi Design, New York; Samuel S. Fels Fund; Greenworks Philadelphia, Willie• Fetchko Graphic Design, Philadelphia; Community Action Partnership, Washington, DC; Money Magazine; The Forward; University of Pennsylvania; Haverford College Alumni magazine and Villanova University Law School.  


Staff Photojournalist 

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA. 1993-2008. 

• Regional, national and international photography assignments. 

• Self-generated photo ideas on national and international issues. 

• Creating and shooting illustrations and studio assignments. 

Photo Editor 

• Responsible for photo report in regional news, sports and feature departments. 


Staff Photojournalist 

The New Haven Register, New Haven, CT. 1984-1993. 

• Coverage of regional news events, feature and sports assignments. 

• Design and produce weekly picture pages. 

• Special projects photographer. 


Staff Photojournalist  

The Providence Journal, Providence, RI. 1983-1984. 

• Coverage of state and regional news in New England. 



• San Jose State University, San Jose, CA. 

• Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a concentration in photojournalism -1976. 

• Modesto Junior College, Modesto, CA. 



The Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi National Award for feature photography for work in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2002. 


The Knight Ridder Excellence Awards, 2002 for work in Central Asia. 


First place honors from the South Asian Journalists Association for outstanding special project in South Asia in 2000 and again in 2002. 


Tobia has also received awards from Pictures of the Year, National Headliner Awards, Distinguised Visual Award by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation and the National Press Photographers Association. 


Guest Lecturer 

• Temple University, 2009. "Journalism & Society. 

• PBS, WHYY, Philadelphia 2008. "Post-tramatic stress disorder." 

• University of Pennsylvania 2001, 2002. • Temple University 2002. 

• PBS, WHYY Philadelphia 2002."Iraq: Images From a Troubled Land." 

• Community College of Philadelphia 2002. 

• PBS, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer Washington, DC 1998."Brazilian Rain Forest." 



• San Jose State University, Fall 2002. 



• “Africa,” The Constitution Center, Philadelphia, Pa. 2006 

• World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland “Polio: Eradication of a Disease.” 2002. 

• “Polio: Eradication of a Disease” UNICEF, New York, NY. 2002.