2017: World Press Photo, 1st Place, Long Form Category, Digital Storytelling Contest

2017: Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant, Honorable Mention

2016: Visura Multimedia Grant, Winner

2015: Review Santa Fe, Selected

2014: Burn Magazine Grant, Finalist

2014: Dorthy-Lange Taylor Grant, Finalist

2014: Reminders Stronghold, Grant Recipient

2014: Blue Earth Alliance Fiscal Sponsorship

2014: Selected Artist for Asian Pride Project: Our Portraits, Our Families

2013: American Photography 28, Winner

2013: Aaron Siskind Fondation, Grant Recipient

2013: Voices Off, Arles, Selected

2013: Dorthy-Lange Taylor Grant, Finalist

2012: Magenta’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer, Selected

2012: W. Eugene Smith Grant, Finalist

2012: Alexia Foundation For World Peace Professional Grant

2012: Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant Recipient

2011: NPPA, Cliff Edom’s “New America Award,” Winner

2011: Selected to attend Santa Fe Review

2011: Pictures of the Year (POYi) Community Awareness Award, Special Recognition

2011: FotoVisura Photography Grant Winner

2011: Lens Exposure Awards: Honorable Mention

2011: Rayko Gallery, Plastic Camera Show, Honorable Mention, Best in Show

2010: Selected to attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass

2009: Selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch

2009: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 1st Place  Domestic News

2009: Pictures of the Year International (POYi), 3rd Place, Issue

Report Picture Story

2008: UNICEF, Images of the Year: Honorable Mention

2008: International Photo Awards, Deeper Perspective Photographer of

the Year, Lucie Award

2008: World Press Photo, 1st Place, Daily Life Single

2008: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 2nd Place Enterprise Picture

Story (Small Market)

2008: Photo District News (PDN), Photo Annual

2008: Hearst Journalism Awards, 3rd Place, Final Championship, best

image of the year, and 1st Place, Portrait/Personality/Personal Vision

in monthly competition

2008: Sportsshooter.com, College Photographer of the Year

2008: SFBAPPA (SF Bay Area Press Photographers), College Photographer

of the Year

2007: Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, College Photographer of the

Year, 1st Place Portrait

2007: College Photographer of the Year (CPOY), Award of Excellence

Portfolio, 2nd Place International Picture story, Award of Excellence


2007: Eddie Adams Workshop, Awarded MSMBC Multimedia Assignment