Jerry T. Lai is a professional photojournalist and photo editor based in Chicago, IL. After graduating from Northwestern University in the summer of 2004, he began working as a freelance photojournalist for many of the major news wire services including the Associated Press, Reuters, and Getty Images. His work can be seen frequently in many publications including but not limited to, ESPN Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today.

Although most of his work currently focuses on sports photography, he has the experience, ability, and desire to shoot features, portraits, news, and even special events such as engagements and weddings.

Jerry is fully digital, and is capable of transmitting high-quality images on tight deadlines. Please do not hesitate to contact him for any of your photographic needs at or (847) 924-5595.

All images on this site are copyrighted to Jerry T. Lai. Any unauthorized download or copy of images will be aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent under current US copyright laws.