2016 Photojournalism Contest Season

Several of the projects Erin Brethauer and I did for the San Francisco Chronicle placed in Photographer of the Year International (POYi) and NPPA's Best of Photojournalism (BOP) contests. It's so important for newspapers to put resources and trust into long form projects, and we were lucky enough to have that at the Chronicle. We've both moved on to freelance careers since, but are honored that our work was recognized. Here is a list of the awards:

Photographer of the Year International

  1. Documentary Project of the Year - Judges Special Recognition for "Last Men Standing" 
  2. Documentary Journalism - Award of Excellence for "Last Men Standing"
  3. Multimedia Feature Story - Award of Excellence for "Last Men Standing: Harry

NPPA's Best of Photojournalism

  1. Visual Column, Recurring Series or Blog - First Place for "The Regulars"
  2. Multimedia Portfolio Large Market (Individual) - Third Place
  3. Multimedia Portfolio Large Market (Team) - Third Place


Pop-Up Magazine Pt. 2 & 3

The first show was incredible! Pop-Up liked it enough to have the opera singer and myself back on two more tours. We went to LA, Chicago, Boston, NYC, DC, Austin, Portland and Seattle. We stayed in hotels and ate like humble kings and became (better) friends. Blevins, who was the subject of one of The Regulars videos (which you can check out in the video section of this site) sang onstage at every show. The audience was typically left in a tearful standing ovation. 

When we first started the tour he was still living on the street, but now he has an apartment in the city and is doing much better. He's reconnected with old friends and family who are giving him the support and love he needs. I'm hoping it lasts, that he stays clean and get his hip replaced.  This tour was an incredible boost for him, so hopefully that inspiration will last.

If you haven't been to a Pop-Up Magazine show yet, you should. It's an incredible night of true stories from a slew of talented folks. Here are some shitty phone photos from the tour:

Pop-Up Magazine

I'll be presenting a story for Pop-Up Magazine this month at the Greek Theater on September 30, 2016, in Berkeley. With a 7,000 capacity, it will be epic!