Cedar Rapids, IA, United States
I'm a staff photojournalist at The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, covering news, local and Big 10 sports, arts, entertainment, agriculture, business, etc. in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City corridor and 16 counties in northeast Iowa.
I taught publication design at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication, where I received my M.A. in photojournalism in 2015. As a DAAD internXchange fellow, I interned at the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, a Tagesspiegel paper covering Brandenburg, Germany's capital city. For several years before that I worked in Berlin, where I first traveled on a Fulbright Fellowship. I received my B.A. in German and Literature, Science and the Arts from the University of Iowa. My research interests are focused on whiteness, economics, immigration, history, and memory.
I've done work for a broad range of publications: Archaeology, The Athens News, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Daily Mail, The Houston Chronicle, Ohio University, PBS NewsHour Online, PE Magazine, Smithsonian Online, The Texas Tribune and the University of Missouri. My work has been recognized by Photo Philanthropy, as well as the NPPA.
2015 - Iowa City Public Library Purchase Prize, 2012 - DAAD Fellowship, 2011 - Photo Philanthropy Healthcare Documentary Grant, 2011 - NPPA Student Clip Contest, 2007 - Fulbright Fellowship
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing
Ride with Rick Perry
A group of veterans and their supporters ride from Perry, Iowa for Boone with Rick Perry following a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation, which provides service dogs to wounded veterans, on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The event was organized by Rick Perry's presidential campaign and ended at Joni Ernst's inaugural Roast and Ride in Boone. http://www.texastribune.org/2015/06/07/slideshow-ride-with-perry/
Iowa Freedom Summit
Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at the Iowa Freedom Summit at the Hoyt Sherman Place theater in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
Reading, Writing, Therapy for PBS
Melody Roop, 12, rests her head on her desk as Terri Eldridge leads a guided imagery activity during a COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment) class at Huntington Middle School in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Monday, February 11, 2013. Activities such as these are meant to help students focus on living in the present and being open about their feelings.
Story by Jason Kane