Chattanooga, TN, United States
Doug is a photojournalist based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is currently a staff photographer at the daily newspaper the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He was nominated, along with three other Times Free Press staff members, as a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the local reporting category for his photographic coverage in the story "Speak No Evil," an examination of the no-snitch culture and its role in the perpetuation of a cycle of violent crime in Chattanooga.
A visual storyteller and people photographer, Doug uses images to tell stories that both inform and resonate within his community. In a world increasingly filled with photographers, the role of photojournalists who can find the people and places that best embody a story, gain access by building empathy and trust, and capture that story while portraying subjects with dignity and humanity is more important than ever.
Doug has received awards from the National Press Photographer's Association, the Kentucky News Photographer's Association, both the Texas and Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors' Associations, and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. He won a 2015 Eppy for best photography on a web site from Editor & Publisher Magazine, took 1st place for feature photography in the 2016 National Headliner Awards, and 2nd place for overall body of work in the 2016 Tennessee AP awards.
Past clients include The Trace, Corbis Images, HBO, NBC/Universal, American Radio Works, and American Profile Magazine.
2013 - Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Local Reporting Category
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing