Preston Gannaway ∼ August 2014

Preston Gannaway headshotAugust 2010

Preston Gannaway is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American documentary photographer known for her intimate stories about families and subcultures. Her story on the St. Pierre family, Remember Me, was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography.

Gannaway’s foundation in community photojournalism came from spending 12 years as a staff photojournalist at newspapers throughout the United States. Her work has been honored in national and international competitions, including Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, Critical Mass, American Photography and Communication Arts. She was a grant recipient for the 2014 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award.

A native of North Carolina, Gannaway’s photographs have been exhibited around the world. She is a regular lecturer and has served as guest faculty in a variety of educational workshops. Currently based in Oakland, California,  Preston is accepting editorial and commercial work while pursuing long-term projects. Her first book, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, is being published in the fall of 2014.

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