I started photographing in elementary school, stealing my Dad's camera every chance that I had. I have been seriously into photography for the past 5 years. I started photographing underwater and wildlife on trips. I have expanded beyond wildlife and challenged myself to capture portraits on my travels as well. I participated in National Geographic Student Expeditions in the summer of 2018 and traveled to the Canadian Arctic with other talented youth photographers. In the 2018-2019 school year I completed the AP Photography course where I explored a more conceptual side of photography and created a mixed media portfolio by embroidering onto my photographs. In 2019 I started photographing for the Michigan Daily, learning how to shoot news events and college sports. I am currently Senior Sports editor for the Michigan Daily photo section. I now enjoy all aspects of photography and continue to search for new ways to push myself in the artform.
My goal with my photography is to ensure that every photo tells a unique story. Whether it be an animal, human, or landscape. I also use my photography to show others how wonderful our planet is in the hopes that they prioritize conservation and reducing waste as I have.
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Michigan Nature Association Photography Competition 2020
1st Place: Flora and Fauna for "Three of a Kind"
Ken Fink Photojournalism Award 2020
For work at the Michigan Daily
Michigan Nature Association Photography Competition 2019
Finalist: Flora and Fauna for "Green Heron and Painted Turtle"
Scholastic Art Awards 2019
American Vision Nominee (Best in show) for "Lauren"
3 Gold Key medals in photography
2 Silver Key medals in mixed media
1 Silver Key Portfolio for "Concealed Healing"
1 Honorable Mention for Mixed Media
1 Honorable Mention Portfolio for "Travel Portraits"
Scholastic Art Awards 2018
3 Honorable Mentions for photography