Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

2014

Dorothea Lange/Paul Taylor Prize 

TED Senior Fellow 

2013

Open Society Foundation Audience Engagement Grantee

2011

Hasselblad Master

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

TED Global Fellow 

2008

Alicia Patterson Foundation - Joseph Patterson Albright Fellow

2007

Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography - Shadow Lives USA

64th POYi Community Awareness Award - Judges Special Recognition

World Press Photo 2nd Place Daily Life Stories

USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism Racial Justice Fellowship

2005

National Press Photographer's Association Cliff Edom's New America Award

2004

World Press Photography Competition Singles Nature-3rd place

2003

Nikon Sabbatical Grant - From Guerrero to Gringolandia and Back

2000

58th Annual POYi Contest Magazine Photographer of the Year

58th AnnualPictures of the Year Contest Community Awareness Award

IPPA - Photographer of the Year - 2nd place

1999

University of Missouri 57th Annual Pictures of the Year Contest - 3rd Place Feature Photograph

National Press Photographers Association Region 5 Photographer of the Year

1998

Copley Newspapers “Ring of Truth” Award - Best Feature Photograph

1994

Barnstorm VII The Eddie Adams Photographic Workshop Liberty, New York

1993

Follet Fellowship Columbia College One year graduate study in photography

1992

University of Iowa Fine Arts Council Grant for photographic projecton the Basque country

Stanley Undergraduate Award for photographic documentary project in the Basque Country