Chicago, IL, United States
Christian is originally from Chicago, IL but has lived all over the Midwest. This summer he will be returning to his hometown for an internship with The Associated Press. He was selected to attend the 3rd annual New York Times Portfolio Review. In the summer of 2014, he interned at The Belleville News Democrat while maintaining his position as Photo Editor at his college news publication, The Alestle. He is a member of the National Press Photographer Association (NPPA) and the Illinois Press Photographer Association (IPPA). In October 2014 he was invited to speak at the National College Media Convention where he motivated students to strive after their journalistic goals.
When Christian is not on assignment he enjoys scavenging thrift stores in search of old collectable film cameras, his collection only amounts to about 5 total now but he one day wishes to have a whole bookshelf full of old dusty cameras. The ability to capture a moment in time so that it can be viewed forever is what drew him to photojournalism. He leaves every assignment knowing that his work has a purpose and that is what motivates him to document the next assignment.
He is available for assignments locally and abroad.
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