News Photographer

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Koralee Criollo

koralee.criollo@gmail.com | (519) 479-0731 | Salt Lake City, UT

Summary


I have over three years of experience as a news photographer. I have worked with various news organizations and have been responsible for capturing important events. I have a keen eye for detail and am able to capture images that tell a story. I am also skilled in editing photographs and can create compelling visual content.

Experience


News Photographer at The Salt Lake Tribune, UTMar 2022 - Present

  • Photographed the newsworthy events of a city for over 10 years.
  • Covered stories that garnered national and international attention.
  • Helped to break several major news stories.
  • Won multiple awards for journalistic excellence.
  • Gave lectures on photography and journalism at local colleges.
  • Taught workshops on photojournalism.

Photojournalist at The Standard-Examiner, UTSep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • I won 1st prize in the National Press Photographers Association's "Best of Photojournalism" contest for my picture series on immigrants.
  • I was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the Society of News Design for my work documenting Hurricane Katrina.
  • My photograph of a soldier comforting a wounded Iraqi girl appeared on the cover of Time magazine, and helped raise over $1 million dollars for relief efforts.
  • I was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for our coverage of 9/11.
  • I have had 3 solo exhibitions at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris.
  • My photographs have been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, Life Magazine, and National Geographic.

Education


High School Diploma at West High School, UTAug 2015 - May 2019

I have learned how to study for exams, how to do research, and how to write papers.

Skills


  • Photography
  • Camera Operation
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Image Editing and Manipulation
  • Photojournalism
  • Composition
  • Framing

Leora Hoyte

leora.hoyte@gmail.com | (791) 119-9852 | Nashville, TN

Summary


I am a News Photographer with over 3 years of experience. I have worked for both local and national news organizations, and have won awards for my work. I am passionate about telling stories through my photos, and strive to capture the emotion of each moment. I am also experienced in video production, and often work as a one-person crew to produce short documentaries. In addition to my photography skills, I also have experience in social media marketing and audience engagement.

Experience


News Photographer at WSMV-TV Channel 4 News, TNMay 2022 - Present

  • Worked with a team of reporters to cover breaking news stories.
  • Captured award-winning photos that were published in the newspaper.
  • Worked long hours on assignments, often in difficult or dangerous conditions.
  • Met deadlines and maintained high standards of quality under pressure.
  • Built strong relationships with sources and other members of the community.
  • Continuously improved photography skills through training and practice.

Photojournalist at NewsChannel 5 Nashville, TNJul 2019 - Apr 2022

  • I won 1st place in the National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism contest for my photograph "Waiting to Vote.".
  • I was named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by the Society of News Design for my work on a special project about domestic violence.
  • My photograph "Grieving Mother" was selected as a finalist for World Press Photo of the Year.
  • I received an honorable mention in Picture Story/Series from POYi (Pictures of the Year International) for my series documenting life inside a maximum security prison.
  • For my series on teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking, I was awarded 2nd place in Documentary Photography from NPPA (National Press Photographers Association).
  • My photo essay about a family struggling with addiction won 3rd prize in Feature Story from WPPF (Worldwide Pictures Of The Future), an international photography competition.

Education


High School Diploma at Nashville School of the Arts, Nashville, TNSep 2015 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write essays.

Skills


  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Editing
  • Lighting
  • Composition
  • Camera operation