I've been a visual journalist for ten years, five of which were spent at a newspaper in the Midwest.
Based in Chicago, I produce documentary photo and video projects for national and international clients. In my personal work, I'm particularly interested in examining how our surroundings shape our communities and individual experiences. I also teach photo and video journalism at Columbia College Chicago.
My images and videos have appeared on PBS NewsHour, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Lens blog, TIME Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Newsweek and The Saturday Evening Post, among others. National commercial clients include UPS and Glenmorangie. Recently, I participated in a national photo campaign for The New York Times T Brand Studio.
World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International have honored my work, and in 2014, I was named the Great Plains Photographer of the Year. In 2016, I participated in the New York Times Portfolio Review.
I've worked professionally in several countries outside of North America, including Afghanistan, India, Scotland and France.
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- Video editing
Voices from Standing Rock
Catcher Cuts The Rope, a Marine injured in Fallujah, leads a two-mile walk protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which will cut across several sacred indigenous sites and will tunnel under Lake Oahe, which feeds into the Missouri River. In a historic gathering, more than 300 tribes have gathered to pray and to protest the pipeline they fear will poison the river that many Americans depend upon.
Cuts The Rope, who is Aoanii and Nakota, spoke of his hope for a non-violent resolution to the pipeline. "We will stop the pipeline, and we will do it peacefully," he said.
Rites of Passage: Prom send-off
Joyce Jones toasts her 17-year-old daughter Brasha Ford and her prom date Jacques Williams during their prom send off, a community event celebrating the couple outside of Williams's home.
Rites of Passage define our lives. They signify the progress of time as well as our citizenship in a tribe, in a culture ó in life itself.
Chicago commemorates these moments in ways that reflect its diversity, but through difference, we find commonality. We are all connected through these formal and informal ceremonies that remind us how much family, love and time shape us.
Former chief medical doctor for Soviet track and field Dr. Grigory Vorobiev, who spent more than three decades with the Soviet track team, has provided new evidence of how far back Russiaís state-sponsored doping stretches.