Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Freelance Photojournalist- Clients include Reuters, New York Time and National Geographic among many others.
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. My love for photography began after a head injury in my teens left me without the dexterity in my hands and made it hard to communicate verbally for a time. My dad gave me his camera to use after a therapist suggested it would be good outlet for myself. I began my career in 1995 working as ski and snowboard photographer. Since then I have worked as a reporter, photo editor and photojournalist for newspapers in Wisconsin and Utah. I began shooting for international news services in 2010. My work is regularly published around the world. Many have proven to be some of the most published in the world. For three years in a row images of mine have been included in the top 100 photos of the year for Reuters and I was recently selected as the Photojournalist of the Year by the Utah News Photographer's Association.
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- RC aerial
- RISC training
- Video capture
Learning to Walk Again
Sgt. Matt Krumwiede prepares to put on prosthetic legs to practice riding his longboard at the Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center on Feb. 24, 2014.
Sgt. Matt Krumwiede, who was wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) in southern Afghanistan on June 12, 2012. Krumwiede was on patrol in Afghanistan in 2012 when he stepped on an IED which tore away both his legs, damaged his left arm, and ripped open his abdominal cavity.
Since then he has undergone dozens of surgeries and spent time recovering at Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, learning to walk again with the use of prosthetic legs. In June 2014, he visited his hometown of Pocatello, Idaho, for the first time since he was injured. Jim Urquhart/Reuters