Mobile, AL, United States
I am a 30-year veteran journalist/photojournalist specializing in coverage of the southeastern U.S. I frequently provide text/photo packages about disasters, Southern culture, civil rights, education, natural disasters, and religious trends, though I've covered everything in between, from cattle rustlers to a septuagenarian college basketball player.
Published credits include Christian Science Monitor, TIME, AP, NYT, EFE-Spain, NEA Today, and others.
My passion is the South.
As a journalist, I try to capture the people and culture while making sense of the larger themes, from faith and family to progress and tradition. As a photographer, I work hard to capture its beauty, whether I'm standing on a beach along the Alabama Gulf Coast, roaming the backroads of Mississippi, or exploring the urban landscape in Atlanta.
My coverage territory is the southeast — primarily Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina — but I am available for travel anywhere.
I am capable of producing complete text/photo packages.
Specialties include Southern culture, civil rights, social justice, environment, education, military, religion, community journalism, natural disasters, the Gulf Coast, social media, photojournalism, tourism, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee.
I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Society of Environmental Journalists.
Awards and honors include: 2012 Mississippi Press Association First Place Feature Story • 2012 Mississippi Press Association First Place News Story • 2012 Mississippi Press Association 2nd Place Best Planned Series • 2012 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors First Place Feature Story • 2011 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors Second Place Feature Story • 2011 Mississippi Press Association Second Place Feature story, and more.
- Breaking news
Girl looks through tornado debris
Taylor Ann Boozer walks through the rubble of a demolished home May 15, 2011 in Smithville, Mississippi. Jesse Cox, 85, died in the house, and his wife, Nell Cox, 75, was seriously injured when an EF5 tornado swept through the town on April 27, 2011. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)
High school football players celebrate
Demopolis High School trainer Don Sprewell celebrates with the team as Ray Williams (60) yells following the team's 14-0 win against Thomasville in Demopolis, Alabama, Nov. 19, 2004. (Photo by Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright)