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Emerging Talent - Patrick Breen

Emerging Talent – Patrick Breen

Patrick Breen grew up in Nebraska graduating from UNL in 2012. He is now a staff photographer for the Arizona Republic after interning there, the Lincoln Journal Star and the Northeast News Company. What brought you to photojournalism? Can you think of one specific moment? I don’t know if there was one specific moment, but...
Emerging Talent - Brett Carlsen

Emerging Talent – Brett Carlsen

Brett Carlsen was born in Rochester, New York in April of 1986 but grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania.  It took him eight years to finish college as he changed from engineering to art and then to photography finally finishing his degree in photojournalism at RIT in 2012.  He has been freelancing for...
Emerging Talent - Samuel Wilson

Emerging Talent – Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson is a recent graduate of the University of Montana School of Journalism. He interned at the Fort Collins Coloradoan last summer and was awarded 1st place in multimedia at the 2013 Hearst championship. What brought you to photojournalism/photography? Can you think of one specific moment? I asked a lot of questions when I...
Emerging Talent - Adam Wolffbrandt

Emerging Talent – Adam Wolffbrandt

Adam Wolffbrandt is a senior at Western Kentucky University. He is currently interning at The Indianapolis Star. He has previously interned at the Lexington Herald-Leader, The Buffalo News, and the Lincoln Journal Star. Adam will be interning for the Chicago Tribune in the fall. See more of Adam’s work here. What has been your biggest...
Emerging Talent - Carolyn Van Houten

Emerging Talent – Carolyn Van Houten

Carolyn Van Houten is a junior at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is currently interning at the Raleigh News & Observer. She is the UNC NPPA chapter president and will be interning for the Chicago Tribune this coming summer. Carolyn’s work has been recognized by Hearst, North Carolina Press Photographers Association, College...
Emerging Talent - Grant Hindsley

Emerging Talent – Grant Hindsley

Grant Hindsley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and is a photojournalism student at the University of Missouri. He first interned at the Associated Press in Los Angeles last year and will be interning at the Denver Post for the coming summer. Grant is also a semi-finalist for this year’s Hearst photojournalism competition. See...
Emerging Talent - Ian Bates

Emerging Talent – Ian Bates

Ian Bates grew up in the suburban town of North Brunswick, New Jersey. His interest in photography began with his obsession of creating things. First, with a cheap point-and-shoot film camera brought to a field trip to the zoo in elementary school, and later in high school photography classes. The images became a way to store...

Emerging Talent- Andrew Dickinson

Andrew Dickinson is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is originally from Kansas City, but has spent most of his time living in Nebraska since he started college. Check out more of his work here. Why did you go to India? I went to India along with a group of three professors and...
Emerging Talent- Austin Koester

Emerging Talent- Austin Koester

From the photographer: I grew up in Nowheresville, Ga. I don’t find self worth in my work.  It’s not who I am. I have no glamorous story of picking up a camera as a small boy. I have never developed film in a dark room. I don’t really know how I got involved in photography. But I...
Emerging Talent - Tamir Kalifa

Emerging Talent – Tamir Kalifa

TAMIR KALIFA of Kensington, MD, is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a major in photojournalism. From 2007-2008, he studied cinematography at the FAMU International Film Academy in Prague, Czech Republic. Tamir spent last summer freelancing in Israel, where his images appeared on the front page of The Jerusalem Post. He has also been...
Emerging Talent - Meg Roussos

Emerging Talent – Meg Roussos

This is a new column featuring students and recent graduates who are working on interesting projects or doing cool things with photography. If you would like to recommend someone for this column, please email Maddie McGarvey at madd...@gmail.com   Meg Roussos is a junior photojournalism student at Ohio University. Last spring she completed her project...
Emerging Talent - Jared Hamilton

Emerging Talent – Jared Hamilton

This is a new column featuring students and recent graduates who are working on interesting projects or doing cool things with photography. If you would like to recommend someone for this column, please email Maddie at madd...@gmail.com. Jared Hamilton is senior photojournalism student at Western Kentucky University. He spent 2011 working on his project Reconnecting....