Life Behind the Camera

I am studying photojournalism at Columbia College Chicago with one year of classes remaining. After working as a freelance photographer for local publications since graduating high school, I have broadened my skill set to include photo editing and have gained experience with Getty Images and USA Today Sports Images in addition to my fall 2014 internship with the Miami Herald.

In fall 2013 I held the position of Senior Photo Editor at my college's newspaper, The Columbia Chronicle. I frequently shoot sports for Getty Images, USA Today Sports Images (as well as the picture desk), the Chicago Tribune publications, The Northshore Weekend magazine as well as the triple crown horse races and Chicagoland horse racing for Eclipse Sportswire.

I am a member of the National Press Photographer Association (NPPA), Illinois Press Photographer Association (IPPA), and was on the Pink Team at The Eddie Adams Workshop XVI.

Clients include;

Getty Images

USA Today Sports Images

Sports Illustrated (as an assistant)

Eclipse Sportswire

Chicago Tribune

Work has been featured in;

Sports Illustrated

The New York Times

The Guardian

Zuma Press Pictures of the Day

Chicago Tribune

Lexington Herald-Leader

Idaho Statesman

Chicago Sun-Times

Pioneer Press

The Columbia Chronicle

The Northshore Weekend

Kane County Chronicle

Northwest Herald

Arts London News

I have received the following commendations including;

1st place - 2014 Student Photographer of the Year in IPPA Student Best of Photojournalism

2nd place - 2014 Sports Photographer of the Year in IPPA Best of Photojournalism

Gold - Sports Action in the 2014 College Photographer of the Year

1st & 3rd places - 2014 Sports Feature  in IPPA Best of Photojournalism

1st, 2nd & 3rd places - 2014 Sports Action in IPPA Student Best of Photojournalism

2nd place - 2013 Student Photographer of the Year in IPPA Student Best of Photojournalism

Several recognitions in 2013 and earlier IPPA Student Best of Photojournalism and IPPA Best of Photojournalism, including multiple placements in sports action and feature

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