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.