Norfolk, Virginia 

+ 1-757-319-7053

Born 1986 in Richmond, Virginia, USA.


Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Bachelor of Science in Photojournalism, School of Visual Communication, 2008 

Magna Cum Laude, National Scholars Honor Society 

Poynter Institute Fellowship for College Journalists, 2009 

Hartford Art School, Hartford, Connecticut, MFA in Photography, Class of 2016


The Half King, "The Invisible Yoke" (New York, NY) July 2014

Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Chicago, IL), February - May 2014 

Sweet Briar College, Babcock Gallery, "Carry Me Ohio" (Sweet Briar, VA) September - December 2013

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, “The Seven Cities” (Virginia Beach, VA) September - December 2013 

Colorado Photographic Arts Center, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Denver, CO), September 2012 

Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Norfolk, VA), July 2012 

Blue Sky Gallery, “Carry Me Ohio” (Portland, OR), February 2011 

Lorrie Saunders Art Gallery, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town” (Norfolk, VA), January 2011 

Houston Center For Photography, “Carry Me Ohio” (Houston, TX), May 2010


New York Public Library, "Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing in Photography" (New York, NY) 2014

The College of William & Mary, "Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography" (Williamsburg, VA) 2014

The Portland Art Museum, "40 Years of Blue Sky" (Portland, OR) 2014

PhotoVille, "A survey of documentary styles in 21st Century Photobooks" (New York, NY) 2013

Nelson-Atkins Museum, "Making Pictures of People", Curated by Andy Adams/FlakPhoto

Cortona Festival on the Move, "Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town" (Cortona, Italy) 2013

Washington Project for the Arts, SELECT Auction, February 2013

25CPW, "Greater Than The Sum", LUCEO Group Exhibition, (New York, NY) 2012

Athens Photo Festival, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town,” Curated by Sam Barzilay, (Athens, Greece), 2011 

Bridge PAI, Altered States: LUCEO Group Exhibition, Curated by Brian Paul Clamp, (Charlottesville, VA), 2011 

Slideluck Potshow XVI, Curated by Whitney Johnson, (New York, NY) 2011 

The New York Photo Festival, “Hope”, Curated by Enrico Bossan, (New York, NY) 2011 

Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, (Virginia Beach, VA) 2011 

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ctrl+P, (Chicago, IL), 2011 

FotoWeekDC, FLASH, Discover Series, (Washington, DC) 2011 

Midwest Center for Photography, Juried Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas 2011 

25CPW, Altered States: LUCEO Group Exhibition, Curated by Brian Paul Clamp, (New York, NY), 2011 

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Photo Forum 2010, (Houston, TX), 2010 

The Dairy Barn, APPALACHIA!, Juried Exhibition, (Athens, OH), 2010 

Getty Images Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town”, (London, UK), 2010 

Center for Fine Art Photography, “Strange Beauty” Juried Exhibition (Fort Collins, CO), 2010 

Houston Center For Photography, 28th Annual Juried Exhibition (Houston, TX), 2010 

Grifin Museum of Photography, 16th Annual Juried Exhibition (Winchester, MA), 2010 

Center for Fine Art Photography, “Consumption” Juried Exhibition (Fort Collins, CO), 2010 

LOOKbetween, Featured Artist Projection, “An Altered State of Being”, (Charlottesville, VA), 2010 

Visionaris Festival, “Love In The First Person”, (Palma de Mallorca, Spain), 2010 

Griffin Museum of Photography, Flash Forward 2009 (Winchester, MA), 2010 

Clark | Oshin Gallery, PDN’s 30 2010, (Los Angeles, CA), 2010 

25CPW, “Make-Do”, LUCEO + MJR, (New York, NY), 2010 

Lennox Contemporary, Flash Forward 2009 (Toronto, ON), 2009 

LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, Slideluck Potshow, (Charlottesville, VA), 2009 

Booksmart Gallery, Pause to Begin (Rochester, NY), 2009 

Getty Images Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship, “Carry Me Ohio,” (London, UK), 2008 

Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism (Hannover, GER), 2008 

Prix de la Photographie Paris: Px3 (Paris, FR), 2008 

LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph, SHOTS IX (Charlottesville, VA), 2007 

Art Cologne (Cologne, GER), 2006 

Getty Images Gallery, Ian Parry Scholarship, (London, UK), 2006 

Apotheke Gallery (Portland, OR), 2006 

Pingyao International Photography Festival (Beijing, CHN), 2006


Arnold Newman Award for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, Finalist, May 2014

Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, May 2014

Aperture Portfolio Prize, Runner-Up, April 2014

Art Director's Club, Young Guns 11, November 2013

Light Work, Artist-in-Residence, July 2013

The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, May 2013

The Oxford American, New Superstar of Southern Art, February 2012

Communication Arts Photo Annual, July 2011 

Photo District News, The Curator, Photo Essay/Series, May 2011 

The Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, May 2011 

CENTER, Editor’s Choice Award, Juror Todd James, National Geographic, March 2011 

Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, May 2011

POYi 68, Community Awareness Award, Finalist, February 2011 

photo-eye Best Books of 2010, “Carry Me Ohio”, Selected by Larissa Leclair, January 2011 

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize, Finalist, November 2010 

Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artists for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town”, November 2010 

Blurb Photography Book Now, People’s Choice Award for “Carry Me Ohio”, August 2010 

Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town,” July 2010 

F25 Award for Concerned Photography, June 2010 

Review Santa Fe, CENTER, June 2010

PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, March 2010 

American Photography 26, Selected, March 2010 

POYi 67, 2nd Place Science and Natural History, February 2010 

Houston Center For Photography, Juried Fellowship Recipient, December 2009 

World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, May 2009 

Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Bright Spark Award, May 2009 

Photo District News, PDN Photo Annual, May 2009 

American Photography 25, three images selected for book, April 2009 

POYi 66, Community Awareness Award, February 2009 Student Photographer of the Year, February 2009 

New Documentarian Award for “Carry Me Ohio”, January 2009 

Critical Mass, Top 50 Selected Artists for “Carry Me Ohio”, December 2008 

Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Carry Me Ohio,” June 2008 

Px3: Prix de la Photographie Paris, 1st Place Non-Pro Feature Story, Best of Category, May 2008 

Ohio University Outstanding Senior in Photojournalism, April 2008 

Pause, To Begin, one of fifteen selected artists, April 2008 

American Photography 24, four images selected for book, March 2008 

American Photo Magazine’s 15 Photo Pioneers of 2007, August 2007 

Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward, Emerging Photographers of 2007, May 2007 

Canon Student Explorer of Light Award through Photo District News Photo Annual, May 2007 

Southern Short Course Student Photographer of the Year and HM Feature Picture Story, April 2007 

POYi 64, 3rd Place, Magazine Issue Reporting Picture Story, March 2007 

Atlanta Photojournalism Conference, 2nd Place, Best Student Portfolio, December 2006 

61st College Photographer of the Year - Gold Portfolio, and various other awards in CPOY 61, November 2006 

Epson Art Photo Award, Best Selected Work, September 2006 

Ian Parry Scholarship, Commended for “Growing Up In Rural Poverty,” June 2006 

School of Visual Communications Founders Vision Award for “America’s Culture of Poverty,” May 2006 

$10,000 Nikon Achievement Scholarship at Eddie Adams Workshop XVIII for Best Student Work, October 2005 


The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Portland Art Museum, Light Work, The New York Public Library, Indie Photobook Library, Sentara Healthcare St. Luke’s Hospital, and a number of private collections. 


Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography, September 2013

National Geographic Magazine Grant for Photography, December 2011 

NPPA Short Grant for “The Seven Cities,” November 2011 

ShootQ Grant for “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town,” October 2011 

Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship, August 2011 

National Geographic Innovation in Storytelling Grant, November 2010

W. Eugene Smith Grant, Finalist, August 2009 

Editorial Photographers Education Grant, June 2008 

Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding Student Grant, 1st Place, February 2008 

Provost Undergraduate Research Fund Grant, October 2006


NPPF Career Expansion Scholarship, 2014

Merit Scholarship, Hartford Art School, 2014

Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship, April 2008 

Reid Blackburn Memorial Scholarship, April 2008

Kodak Professional Scholarship, April 2007 

National Press Photographer’s Bob East Scholarship, April 2007 

George Smith Memorial Scholarship from the Virginia News Photographer’s Association, March 2007

National Press Photographers Foundation Still Scholarship, May 2006


AARP Bulletin, Al Jazeera America, American Federation of Teachers, American Photo, Apple, Bloomberg News, British Journal of Photography, Builder, BusinessWeek, Canadian Opera Company, Center For American Progress, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Days Japan, Developer, E/The Environmental Magazine, Ecocolo, Education Week, Esquire, The FADER, GEO, GQ, Grazia, Harper’s, HotShoe, Issue,, Men’s Journal, Modern Farmer, More, Mother Jones, National Geographic, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Nike, The Orange County-Register, The Oregonian, The Oxford American, Photo District News, PRIVATE, R/GA, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Sentara Healthcare, Smithsonian Magazine, Spot, The Sunday Herald (UK), The Sunday (London) Times, Tiffany & Company, TIME,, US News & World Report, The Virginian-Pilot,, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Magazine, ZOOM, Zmala


LUCEO Images, Founding Member, 2007 - 2012 

Aurora Select, Assignment Photographer, New York, NY, August 2008 - August 2009 

National Geographic Magazine, Washington D.C., Photography Intern, June - August 2008 

The Oregonian, Portland, OR, Photography Intern, June - August 2007 

Truth With A Camera, Norfolk, VA, Volunteer, August 2006 

The Orange County-Register, Santa Ana, CA, Photography Intern, March - June 2006 

Eddie Adams Workshop XVIII, Jeffersonville, NY, Attendee, October 2005

Truth With A Camera, Norfolk, VA, Attendee, August 2004 


The Invisible Yoke, self-published, Limited Edition of 12, 2014

Flash Forward 2013, The Magenta Foundation (group)

Flash Forward 2011, The Magenta Foundation (group) 

Carry Me Ohio, self-published, Limited Edition of 100, 2010 

American Photography 26, 2010 (group) 

Pause, To Begin, 2010 (group) 

Joop Swart Masterclass 2009, “Touch”, World Press Photo (group) 

Flash Forward 2009, The Magenta Foundation (group) 

American Photography 25, 2009 (group) 

The Day The World Stopped to Run, 2008 (group) 

American Photography 24, 2008 (group) 

Flash Forward 2007, The Magenta Foundation (group)


The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, November 2014

Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta Campus, November 2014

Collaborations for Cause Conference, Seattle, WA, November 2014

The Image Deconstructed Workshop, April 2014

University of Mississippi, March 2014

Michigan Press Photographer's Association, February 2014

Gage Gallery, February 2014

Roosevelt University, February 2014

New York University, November 2013

Sweet Briar College, October 2013

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, September 2013

Ohio University, September 2013

American University, Washington, DC, November 2011 

New York Photo Festival, New York City, May 2011 

NPPA Northern Short Course, Providence, Rhode Island, March 2011 

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, February 2011 

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, February 2011 

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, October, 2010 

Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, September, 2010 

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, September 2009 

Annenberg Center for Photography, POYi 66 Awards Ceremony, July 2009 

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, April, 2009