I am a freelance photojournalist and portrait photographer in Chicago, Illinois, and I'm currently the campaign videographer for Illinois gubernatorial candidate, JB Pritzker.
Previously, I was the photo editing intern at National Public Radio and the managing photo editor and projects photographer at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. My work with Urban focused on the well-being of people and places and the impact that state and federal policy decisions have on individuals and families.
I have a B.A. in photojournalism and a second major in archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
My work and collaborations have been recognized by CPOY, Hearst Journalism Awards, The Webby Awards, South by Southwest and Horizon Interactive Awards. I received both a SAEF grant and a Class of 1938 grant to complete archaeological site photography in East Crete. I attended the Kalish photo editing workshop in 2018.
When not making or editing photos, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching films, getting lost in the woods, and consuming absurd amounts of sugar.
Photo by Justin T. Gellerson.