Photojournalism

I got my first camera when I was eleven years old. I remember it fondly -- a silver Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 from 2008. (Yes, I was eleven in 2008.) I got it for my birthday, and I haven't stopped taking pictures since.
My love for documentary photojournalism sparked after taking yearbook class my junior year of high school. I fell in love with capturing emotion; there isn't anything more fulfilling than capturing someone at one of their most vulnurable moments, whether that be right after they break their personal record on the track field or mourn over the loss of a fellow student.
College-level classes, such as introduction into photojournalism and new media design, have reminded me of the basics while at the same time teaching me about the ethical and creative sides of photojournalism.
I shoot for The Red & Black, The Chapel Bell, and for myself; I have also been featured on various social media accounts such as @my_athens and @universityofga.
You can find most (if not all) of my photography on my flickr page.

Portfolio

Jason Hubbard, a horticulture assistant for the Facilities Management Division at the University of Georgia, cares for his garden on Sept. 28, 2017. The garden can be found between Aderhold Hall and the U.S. Forestry Building on Carlton Street in Athens, Georgia.
Mike Campbell, a 32-year-old bassist performs with Laura Stevenson at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia on Sept. 29, 2017. Campbell and Stevenson are on tour with The Wonder Years.
Mayor Denson listens to remarks from the community about the Confederate memorial in downtown Athens, Georgia on Oct. 3rd, 2017.
Mark Callahan's son adopts item number 65 and documents its origin story during the Athens Home for Discarded Objects open house on Oct. 6th, 2017 in Athens, Georgia.
Desmond Sasser, 18, an exercise and spots science major from Cochran, Georgia, patiently watches the 2018 College Football National Championship game at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia on January 8th, 2018. The University of Georgia lost to the University of Alabama 26-23, ending their season with 13 wins and 2 losses.
The University of Georgia lost to the University of Alabama 26-23, ending their season with 13 wins and 2 losses.
Jay Litherland, a senior from Alpharetta, Georgia, swims in the men’s 200 yard butterfly. The University of Georgia swimming and diving team went up against Louisiana State University at the Ramsey Student Center in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Litherland came in second, losing to his brother Mic Litherland.
The University of Georgia swimming and diving team went up against Louisiana State University at the Ramsey Student Center in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
Ian Forlini, a senior from Warminster, Pennsylvania, competes in the men’s 1 meter diving competition. The University of Georgia swimming and diving team went up against Louisiana State University at the Ramsey Student Center in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.
Kenneth Ndyabawe, a PhD student from Kampala, Uganda, and Shelly Gleason, a PhD student from South Lyon, Michigan, cha cha together during the August 18th performance of Ballroom Magic. The University of Georgia Ballroom Performance Group presented their 27th annual showcase, Ballroom Magic, on January 18th, 19th, and 20th at the New Dance Theater in Athens, Georgia.
Sydney Snead, a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina, performs on the floor during a gymanstics meet against the University of Missouri. The University of Georgia Gymdogs competed against the University of Missouri Tigers at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia on February 3, 2018.
Two kids eagerly finish the Tadpole Fun Run. The Sandy Creek Frog Hop 5K and Tadpole Fun Run took place at the Sandy Creek Nature Park in Athens, Georgia, on February 11, 2018.
A young girl splashes in a puddle while waiting for the race to end. The Sandy Creek Frog Hop 5K and Tadpole Fun Run took place at the Sandy Creek Nature Park in Athens, Georgia, on February 11, 2018.
Athens local Angel Torres at Little Kings Shuffle Club in Athens, Georgia on February 23, 2018. Torres helped organize a community event to raise funds for a folclórica dance group from Greensboro.