Brad Vest’s Profile

the best we can By Brad Vest
the best we can
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(b. 1985, USA) I became interested in photography while souping film in the basement of his dormitory attending the University of Illinois where I was studying for a Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences degree. When I graduated in 2008, my focus shifted toward focusing on daily storytelling and experimenting with longer-term narrative stories through work at newspapers in Seattle, Kansas, and Milwaukee. Starting the graduate program at Ohio University in 2009 meant a exploring a deeper interest social documentary work while expanding my perceptions of photography and people. In 2010, I attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, was a winner in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2011 and was featured during the LOOK3 SHOTS presentation of 2011. Currently I am in Concord, New Hampshire working on completing my Master’s project while also filling in as an intern for the Concord Monitor. In May of 2012, I will be traveling to New York to begin an internship with The New York Times.



Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, School of Visual Communication, M.A. 

   Photography specializing in Photojournalism, 2011

University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana, Illinois, Bachelors of Science, 

   Natural Resources  and Environmental Sciences, 2008

    Emphasis in Photojournalism


The Virginian–Pilot, Intern Photographer

   Norfolk, Virginia, June 2011–September 2011

Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII

   Jeffersonville, New York, October 2010

The Milwaukee Journal–Sentinel, Intern Photographer

   Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June–September 2010

Documentary Video / Photographer, Jamaican Music Documentary

   Kingston, Jamaica, August 2009

The Hutchinson News, Intern Photographer

   Hutchinson, Kansas, January–June 2009

The Seattle Post–Intelligencer, Intern Photographer

   Seattle, Washington, September–January 2008–2009


66th College Photographer of the Year

   Gold Portfolio among other awards

Time Lightbox Next Generation Photographer

   Second Runner Up

Getty Images

   Recognized as Emerging Talent in 2011

NPPA Best of Photography

   2nd Place Enterprise Picture Story (smaller markets)

Magenta Foundation

   Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers 2011

Alexia Foundation for World Peace

   Student Award of Excellence 2011

LOOK3, Festival of the Photograph

   SHOTS Photographer, Charlottesville, VA 2011

Editorial Photographers

   Education Grant 2011

Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII

   National Geographic Prize

FotoVisura Spotlight Grant 2010

   Honorable Mention


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