OC GarzaSelf portrait - New York City
- O.C. photographing birds at Port O'Connor, Texas and taking a self portrait in New York City. -


Who is O.C. Garza?

I am an award-winning photographer who lives in Victoria, Texas. I am the Communications Director for the City of Victoria, Texas and station manager for Vtv15, the Victoria City TV Channel. For years I was the "Outside" columnist for The Victoria Advocate.

Contact me at ocgarza@tisd.net



My dad gave me a camera when I was 13 and I have taken pictures ever since. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism with Emphasis in Photojournalism. I also studied photography for four semesters under Garry Winogrand while he was the Photography Instructor at the University of Texas School of Art.

For more than 20 years I made a living off my photographs and writing, and still do part time. My work has appeared in many national and international magazines, books, newspapers and films; including Esquire, Readers Digest, Oceans, Outside, Sailboarder, Surfing, Skin Diver, Southern Living, American City & County, Texas Monthly, Texas Parks & Wildlife, The Texas Humanist, Texas Highways, Texas Utilities and many others. Corporate clients include Mobil, AT&T, Motorola, University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Saudi Research and Marketing, Oceaneering, Petromin,GSD&M, Third Coast Creative and many others.