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I contacted photographer Rikke Mathiasen after seeing this work on Instagram. At 14 years old, Rikke was diagnosed with scoliosis. Ten years later, she created this photo essay as a retrospective diary to explore the physical and psychological pain resulting from her condition. The photo essay was published in a Washington Post In Sight blog, “This photographer’s back pain was severe and sudden. It resulted in photographs of strength” and printed in the Post’s Health & Science section.

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I contacted photographer Rikke Mathiasen after seeing this work on Instagram. At 14 years old, Rikke was diagnosed with scoliosis. Ten years later, she created this photo essay as a retrospective diary to explore the physical and psychological pain resulting from her condition. The photo essay was published in a Washington Post In Sight blog, “This photographer’s back pain was severe and sudden. It resulted in photographs of strength” and printed in the Post’s Health & Science section.

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In August 2020, fellow photo editor Jacob Moscovitch came to me with an idea — give a dozen University of Missouri freshmen journalism students disposable cameras and let them document their first semester, happening during a pandemic, for themselves. We came together at the end of the semester to collaborate on the print and web edit, incorporating the visual diaries the freshmen gave us with short text pieces they wrote about their experiences. Click to view the web presentation.

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In August 2020, fellow photo editor Jacob Moscovitch came to me with an idea — give a dozen University of Missouri freshmen journalism students disposable cameras and let them document their first semester, happening during a pandemic, for themselves. We came together at the end of the semester to collaborate on the print and web edit, incorporating the visual diaries the freshmen gave us with short text pieces they wrote about their experiences. Click to view the web presentation.

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In a follow up to the project where we gave freshmen disposable cameras so they could photograph their first collegiate semester living with COVID-19, Jacob Moscovitch and I did the same thing with seniors experiencing their final semester. This project bookends the duology, as vaccinations meant life began to creep toward normalcy. Click to view the web presentation.

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In a follow up to the project where we gave freshmen disposable cameras so they could photograph their first collegiate semester living with COVID-19, Jacob Moscovitch and I did the same thing with seniors experiencing their final semester. This project bookends the duology, as vaccinations meant life began to creep toward normalcy. Click to view the web presentation.

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Reporter Emily Schwing was heading to Alaska to write and photograph this story on a group of scientists looking for dinosaur footprints in the Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve. Photo editor Annaliese Nurnberg and I prepped her before she left. When Emily returned, I worked with her to finalize the photos for the story, worked with our design team for this Health & Science print cover and inside page and created this web presentation for the story.

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Reporter Emily Schwing was heading to Alaska to write and photograph this story on a group of scientists looking for dinosaur footprints in the Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve. Photo editor Annaliese Nurnberg and I prepped her before she left. When Emily returned, I worked with her to finalize the photos for the story, worked with our design team for this Health & Science print cover and inside page and created this web presentation for the story.

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The three-part series ‘COVID on Campus’ was published in the Columbia Missourian and in various other outlets via the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. The series, reported by student journalists in the fall of 2020, examined COVID-19’s impact and university administrations’ responses at four Midwestern flagship universities: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. Photo editing for this series involved pulling photos from the Missourian archives as well as receiving photographs from student journalists from the other three universities. Click to view the web presentations for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

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The three-part series ‘COVID on Campus’ was published in the Columbia Missourian and in various other outlets via the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. The series, reported by student journalists in the fall of 2020, examined COVID-19’s impact and university administrations’ responses at four Midwestern flagship universities: Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. Photo editing for this series involved pulling photos from the Missourian archives as well as receiving photographs from student journalists from the other three universities. Click to view the web presentations for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

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Photojournalist Lily Dozier met the Beydler family the day after the FDA recommended a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The announcement was a massive relief to the Beydlers, who have five children — one of whom is medically fragile. Lily formed an immediate, strong connection to the family and they let her into their lives for the days leading up to the children’s vaccination. I met with her each day she worked on it, going over photographs and helping hone her vision for the story. We then sat with the designer to collaborate on the print design and I built this web presentation.

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Photojournalist Lily Dozier met the Beydler family the day after the FDA recommended a COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11. The announcement was a massive relief to the Beydlers, who have five children — one of whom is medically fragile. Lily formed an immediate, strong connection to the family and they let her into their lives for the days leading up to the children’s vaccination. I met with her each day she worked on it, going over photographs and helping hone her vision for the story. We then sat with the designer to collaborate on the print design and I built this web presentation.

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When Springfield, Mo. became an early hotspot for the Delta variant of COVID-19 I asked to take the lead photo editing the story. Photographer Christopher Smith met reporter in Fenit Nirappil, spending two days photographing life around Springfield as the local health department went door-to-door to encourage vaccinations. As someone who grew up near Springfield, and as someone whose father and grandparents still live there, it was devastating to see my home become a national example for how a now-preventable disease could harm a community with low vaccination rates. And that is exactly why it was so important to me that I had my fingerprints on this story. Click to view the web presentation.

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When Springfield, Mo. became an early hotspot for the Delta variant of COVID-19 I asked to take the lead photo editing the story. Photographer Christopher Smith met reporter in Fenit Nirappil, spending two days photographing life around Springfield as the local health department went door-to-door to encourage vaccinations. As someone who grew up near Springfield, and as someone whose father and grandparents still live there, it was devastating to see my home become a national example for how a now-preventable disease could harm a community with low vaccination rates. And that is exactly why it was so important to me that I had my fingerprints on this story. Click to view the web presentation.

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Photographer Cory MacNeil spent 10 weeks photographing the groundskeepers of the University of Missouri - Columbia, as the entire campus is a botanical garden. I then worked alongside Cory, building an edit that honored the distinct vision and intent he brought to the project. Once the edit was set, I negotiated with The Columbia Missourian’s managing editor to secure three pages to showcase his photographs and built the final web display. Cory’s essay published in conjunction with a gallery showing of the photographs at the university. Click to view the web presentation.

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Photographer Cory MacNeil spent 10 weeks photographing the groundskeepers of the University of Missouri - Columbia, as the entire campus is a botanical garden. I then worked alongside Cory, building an edit that honored the distinct vision and intent he brought to the project. Once the edit was set, I negotiated with The Columbia Missourian’s managing editor to secure three pages to showcase his photographs and built the final web display. Cory’s essay published in conjunction with a gallery showing of the photographs at the university. Click to view the web presentation.

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I collaborated with photo editor Thomas Simonetti on this Fourth of July A1 and inside package, showcasing photography from Post staff photographers Marvin Joseph and Sarah L. Voisin and frequent Post contributor Craig Hudson as residents of D.C. celebrated the post-lockdown return of July 4 celebrations. As I later found out, the lede image of fireworks at the Washington Monument was Hudson’s first A1 display for the Post.

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I collaborated with photo editor Thomas Simonetti on this Fourth of July A1 and inside package, showcasing photography from Post staff photographers Marvin Joseph and Sarah L. Voisin and frequent Post contributor Craig Hudson as residents of D.C. celebrated the post-lockdown return of July 4 celebrations. As I later found out, the lede image of fireworks at the Washington Monument was Hudson’s first A1 display for the Post.

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Joe Biden’s electoral college win came after a long week of ballot counting, protests and a premature declaration of victory by Donald Trump. When news of Biden’s win was announced, people around the country flooded the streets and photojournalist followed. For the Columbia Missourian, fellow photo editor Emmalee Reed and I curated a gallery of Associated Press photographs that looked back on that tumultuous Election Week. In print, they accompanied a quartet of AP stories. Click to view the web presentation.

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Joe Biden’s electoral college win came after a long week of ballot counting, protests and a premature declaration of victory by Donald Trump. When news of Biden’s win was announced, people around the country flooded the streets and photojournalist followed. For the Columbia Missourian, fellow photo editor Emmalee Reed and I curated a gallery of Associated Press photographs that looked back on that tumultuous Election Week. In print, they accompanied a quartet of AP stories. Click to view the web presentation.

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It was a pretty slow day in the newsroom when my phone buzzed and informed me that pro-Trump rioters had breached the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the election of Joe Biden. The rest of my day was spent refreshing the Associated Press website, downloading photos, and creating a visual narrative of the day’s chaos. Click to view the web presentation.

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It was a pretty slow day in the newsroom when my phone buzzed and informed me that pro-Trump rioters had breached the U.S. Capitol as Congress met to certify the election of Joe Biden. The rest of my day was spent refreshing the Associated Press website, downloading photos, and creating a visual narrative of the day’s chaos. Click to view the web presentation.

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Alongside photo editors Marco Postigo Storel and Madi Winfield, I worked with photographers Blythe Dorrian and Daniel Shular for a rendition of the Columbia Missourian’s weekly ‘Friday Night Sights’ series, which looks to document high school football from the stands and the sidelines. This was week two of the playoffs — it saw victories for the Battle Spartans and Harrisburg Bulldogs, and saw the Westran Hornets sent home for the season. Click to view the web presentation.

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Alongside photo editors Marco Postigo Storel and Madi Winfield, I worked with photographers Blythe Dorrian and Daniel Shular for a rendition of the Columbia Missourian’s weekly ‘Friday Night Sights’ series, which looks to document high school football from the stands and the sidelines. This was week two of the playoffs — it saw victories for the Battle Spartans and Harrisburg Bulldogs, and saw the Westran Hornets sent home for the season. Click to view the web presentation.

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Photographer Emmalee Reed had spent months working on ‘From this Earth,’ a personal essay about the land her family had lived on for a century, intermittently showing her progress to me and the others in our college photojournalism capstone class. When the semester ended and Emmalee felt the work was complete, I approached her about publishing the essay in the Columbia Missourian. I worked with her on an edit that spotlighted Emmalee’s unique visual style and oversaw the project’s final production for both print and web. Click to view the web presentation.

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Photographer Emmalee Reed had spent months working on ‘From this Earth,’ a personal essay about the land her family had lived on for a century, intermittently showing her progress to me and the others in our college photojournalism capstone class. When the semester ended and Emmalee felt the work was complete, I approached her about publishing the essay in the Columbia Missourian. I worked with her on an edit that spotlighted Emmalee’s unique visual style and oversaw the project’s final production for both print and web. Click to view the web presentation.

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