2022 Kalish Participants

Michele Abercrombie

Michele Abercrombie

Photo Editor, Wall Street Journal

Michele Abercrombie is a photo editor and visual storyteller at the Wall Street Journal.

Solana Cain

Solana Cain

Photo Editor, The Globe and Mail

Solana Cain is a news photo editor at The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.

Althea Dotzour

Althea Dotzour

Photographer, UW–Madison

Althea Dotzour is a photographer for University Communications at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Pu Ying Huang

Pu Ying Huang

Photo Editor, The Texas Tribune

Pu Ying Huang leads the photo department at The Texas Tribune.

Daniel Lyon

Daniel Lyon

Photo Editor, Chalkbeat

Dan Lyon is an independent photographer and the photo editor for Chalkbeat.

Sam Owens

Sam Owens

Photographer, San Antonio Express-News

Sam Owens is a staff photographer for the San Antonio Express-News in Texas.

Tanishka R

Tanishka R

Student, University of Missouri

I am a South Asian multimedia journalist and editor based in the American Midwest. This summer, I am working as a multimedia intern at the National Public Radio.

Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer

Visual Journalist, The Indianapolis Star

Robert Scheer was raised in California and fell in love with photojournalism while earning his biology degree.

Anna Vignet

Anna Vignet

Social Video Producer, KQED

Anna Vignet is a multimedia producer for KQED in San Francisco.

Katelyn Weisbrod

Katelyn Weisbrod

Web Producer, Inside Climate News

Katelyn Weisbrod is a reporter and web producer for Inside Climate News based in Minnesota.

Martha Asencio-Rhine

Martha Asencio-Rhine

Photojournalist, Tampa Bay Times

As a photojournalist based in Tampa Bay, Florida and currently at the Tampa Bay Times,
I photograph daily assignments for news, features and sports and collaborate on long-term projects and investigative assignments.

Yutao Chen

Yutao Chen

News Designer, The Washington Post

Originally from Shanghai, China, Yutao Chen is a multimedia journalist practicing visual storytelling across various platforms in the United States.

Riley Hayden

Riley Hayden

Student, Rochester Institute of Technology

I'm Riley Hayden, a fourth-year photojournalism student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

Jill Karnicki

Jill Karnicki

Photo Editor, Houston Chronicle

Jill Karnicki is an award-winning photo editor at the Houston Chronicle.

Laila Milevski

Laila Milevski

Scripps Howard Illustrator and Visual Journalism Fellow, ProPublica

I’m an illustrator and comic artist based in Baltimore, currently working as an illustrator and visual editor at ProPublica.

Alyssa Pointer

Alyssa Pointer

Independent Editorial and Documentary Photographer

Alyssa Pointer is a freelance editorial and commercial photographer based in Atlanta.

Katie Rausch

Katie Rausch

Deputy Director of Photography, The Denver Post

Katie Rausch is the Deputy Director of Photography at The Denver Post where she works with an incredible staff of talented visual journalists.

Juan Solorzano

Juan Solorzano

Sub Editor, Thompson Reuters

I am a Venezuelan visual journalist living in Mexico City.

Blair Waltman-Alexin

Blair Waltman-Alexin

Visual Journalist, Decibel at Austin PBS

Blair Waltman-Alexin is a videographer with Decibel at Austin PBS.

Megan Westervelt

Megan Westervelt

Adjunct Instructor, Ohio University / Founding Director, InitialEyes

Megan Westervelt is a visual storyteller and storyteller advocate. She has recently received her MFA in Communication Media Arts from Ohio University (OU).

Yunuen Bonaparte

Yunuen Bonaparte

Freelance Photo Editor, Narratively

Yunuen Bonaparte is a Mexican photographer and photo editor based in Brooklyn, New York.

Kaitlyn Dolan

Kaitlyn Dolan

Photographer, Science Magazine, AAAS

Kaitlyn Dolan is a photo editor at Science Magazine where she manages the photographic content for Science’s five sister journals, edits for online and print, and assigns photographers for feature and cover stories.

Monica Herndon

Monica Herndon

Photographer, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Monica Herndon is an Emmy-nominated photojournalist at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jessica Lifland

Jessica Lifland

Instructor and Advisor, City College of San Francisc / Freelance Photographer and Editor

Jessica Brandi Lifland is an instructor of photojournalism at the City College of San Francisco.

Laura Oda

Laura Oda

Senior Photo Editor, Bay Area News Group/Mercury News

Presently, I am the senior photo editor, managing the photo department at the Bay Area News Group.

Ash Ponders

Ash Ponders

Photographer, Juntos Photo Coop

Panamanian tisoy multimedia artist Ash Ponders lives in the Sonoran Desert making visuals rooted in the history of both the environment and the people that live there for newspapers and art galleries.

Julia Robinson

Julia Robinson

Independent Photojournalist and Photo Editor

Julia Robinson is an independent photojournalist and photo editor based in Austin, Texas.

Erin Sutherland

Erin Sutherland

Videographer and Editor, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)

Erin Sutherland has been a videographer/editor/photographer/designer for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), an international labor union, for the last 10 years.

Emree Weaver

Emree Weaver

Photo Editor and Chief Photographer, The Yakima Herald-Republic

Emree Weaver grew up between rural South Texas and urban Houston but is currently based in central Washington, working as the photo editor for the Yakima Herald-Republic.

Leah Woodruff

Leah Woodruff

Independent Photo Editor and Producer, Santa Fe Workshops

Currently, I am an Independent Photo Editor as well as the Production Manager at the Santa Fe Workshops based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.