Photojournalist based in Washington, D.C.
2014 - Third Place – General News category , 2014 - First Place – Spot News category, 2013 - Honorable Mention – Spot News category, 2012 - Third Place - Sports Category, 2012 - First Place - Sports Category
Hanover, N.H., APRIL 8, 2016: Dartmouth College football Head Coach Buddy Teevens (center) runs through a tackling drill with sophomore safety Colin Boit (left) and sophomore wide receiver Charles Mack (right) using the Mobile Virtual Player or "MVP", the first and only motorized, self-righting, mobile training dummy. Developed by Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering, the MVP weighs between 140-180 pounds, is remote operated, and used to simulate the size, weight, and agility of a real football player when tackled, but without the impact. Since coach Teevens eliminated full-contact hitting in practice and started using the MVP, player injuries and concussions have decreased.
Photographed for The Washington Post
Buffalo, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2015: Boston Pride defenseman Blake Bolden takes a break from play but remains focused on the game as the Pride take on the Buffalo Beauts during their season opener at HarborCenter. The Pride went on to beat the Beauts 4-1. ©Amanda Swinhart
Part of a project on the Boston Pride of the National Women's Hockey League, one of four teams in the first women's professional hockey league to pay its players.
65-year-old Robert Bryan meets with Hillary Tarr (not pictured), in his apartment in Newton, Massachusetts, on November 10, 2016. Bryan became a quadriplegic when he was 43 after receiving a gunshot wound through the top of his skull. Bryan was at a club in Rhode Island when a man opened fire, allegedly trying to target the club's owner and hitting Bryan instead. Bryan's wife could not provide the care he needed after the shooting, so he was placed in a nursing home, but fought to get out and move into his own place. "I just say you gotta keep pushin", Bryan said. Now, he is back in his own apartment where he has been for three days, despite advice from doctors that he remain in a nursing home. ©Amanda Swinhart
Part of an essay I pitched, wrote and photographed on elderly care for The Atlantic's Americans at Work project