I am a photojournalist, filmmaker and multimedia producer currently based out of Atlanta, Ga.
I studied Photojournalism and Religion at the University of Georgia and then worked as a photojournalist at a small, family owned newspaper in Northern Indiana after school. The paper was starting the transition to prioritize their online presence and I quickly realized I had a lot to learn about the Internet. I got my Master’s from UNC Chapel Hill as a Roy H. Park fellow, studying short documentary filmmaking and web design to give myself more tools to tell stories for the web. I made films for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and then worked on a criminal justice campaign for the AFL-CIO. For two years, I worked in Washington, DC as a producer at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting where I shot short documentary films, facilitated education programs, managed interns, curated exhibits in DC and New York, designed our most popular e-book, Flight from Syria, and launched and grew our Instagram to have more than 60k followers.
I have recently moved back to Atlanta to report and tell the stories of the South.
You can reach me at [email protected]
Awards / Exhibitions
2017 - Finalist for Short Documentary CINE Award, Facing Risk
2016 - Foto Week DC at National Geographic, curated Daniella Zalcman's Signs of Your Identity project
2016 - Photoville, curated Daniella Zalcman's Signs of Your Identity project
2016 - curated Daniella Zalcman's 'Faces of Faith' at Wesley Seminary
2016 - curated 'God, Government and LGBT Rights in India, Uganda and Russia' at Harvard's Monroe C. Gutman Library as part their annual LBTQ Conference
2015 - FotoWeek DC, curated Misha Friedman's work in Iron Closet
2015 - Photoville, curated Misha Friedman's work in Iron Closet
2015 - Gold Horizon Interactive Award for Video - Short Documentary, Fault Lines
2015 - Gold Horizon Interactive Award for Websites - Magazines / News / Blog, Fault Lines
2015 - Gold Horizon Interactive Award for Websites - School / University, Fault Lines
2015 - Honorable Mention for Portrait, Southern Short Course
2015 - 72nd College Photographer of the Year Silver Solo Journalism Multimedia Story or Essay, People Change
2014 - 37th Frame Exhibition, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2014 - Roy H. Park Fellowship, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
2012 - McGill Fellowship, University of Georgia
2008 - 2012 - Hope Scholar, University of Georgia