TIME High 100 Images of 2023 showcase Ohio College photojournalism alumni

TIME’s High 100 Images of 2023 — a prestigious tribute to documenting world occasions — options graduates of Ohio College’s Faculty of Visible Communication (VisCom):

  • Michael Swensen (BSVC ’21) for Getty Pictures (a picture of former President Donald Trump in East Palestine, Ohio after the toxic-chemical prepare derailment in February).
  • Drew Angerer (BSVC ’12) of Getty Pictures (U.S. Congressional listening to on unidentified flying objects).
  • Maddie McGarvey (BSVC ’12) for The New York Occasions (Donald Trump rally in Erie, Pennsylvania).

“What has turn out to be clear in 2023—a yr dominated by the speedy rise of AI (synthetic intelligence) imagery—is that photojournalism has turn out to be extra essential than ever,” Katherine Pomerantz, Director of Images at TIME, wrote within the introduction to the annual function. “The storytellers who’re devoted to bearing witness to occasions throughout the globe in actual time are essential in offering lucidity to an in any other case muddled world.”

VisCom Professor Stan Alost stated TIME’s recognition of Swensen, Angerer and McGarvey reveals that OHIO photojournalism graduates are on the frontlines of historical past.

“VisCom college students and alumni create a lot of what this nation sees daily from all over the world. It provides me goosebumps to see the success of our college students and alumni and to know that we’re contributing to maintaining democracy alive by way of reporting with actual pictures in an period of disinformation,” stated Alost.

Michael Swensen

As a scholar at Ohio College in 2020, Swensen positioned first within the Nationwide Photojournalism Championship for the sixtieth Annual Hearst Nationwide Championship, profitable a $10,000 scholarship.

He additionally gained a Hearst award for Finest Single Photograph and positioned first within the Photojournalism Image Story/Collection Competitors for the 2019-2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Program earlier within the yr that certified him for this competitors.

Swensen’s profitable portfolio documented Kentucky farm life and the conversion from tobacco to hemp cultivation, a photograph mission for his school “capstone” class taught by Professor Alost.

Swensen’s pictures are seen worldwide by way of main information retailers.

A Pittsburgh native, Swensen is a second-generation Ohio College Faculty of Visible Communication scholar. His father Jeff Swensen is a contract photojournalist who accomplished graduate coursework in OHIO’s Visible Communication program earlier in his profession.

Drew Angerer

As a school scholar, Angerer gained expertise as an intern on the Sandusky Register in 2009. Since 2016, Angerer has documented high information tales for Getty Pictures within the nation’s Capital.

His picture included in TIME’s High 100 Images of 2023 was from a U.S. Congressional listening to convened July 26 on unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Angerer and colleagues at Getty Pictures gained the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking Information Images “for complete and persistently riveting pictures of the assault on the U.S. Capitol.”

Angerer’s iconic photograph of weapons drawn contained in the Home of Representatives chamber was revealed on the quilt of TIME Journal in January 2021.

Maddie McGarvey

Three days after Angerer photographed the UFO listening to in Washington, D.C., freelancer McGarvey coated a Donald Trump rally in Erie, Pennsylvania for The New York Occasions. On August 14, The Occasions revealed a McGarvey photograph from the Trump rally on its entrance web page, accompaning an article about assist for Trump amidst indictments. That picture was included in TIME’s High 100 Images of 2023.

“Seeing your pictures in print by no means will get outdated,” McGarvey shared on social media.

Primarily based in Columbus, McGarvey works for top-tier information organizations. In 2015, she was listed amongst Magnum’s 30 photographers underneath 30, noting her work on the “Legacy of daughters in rural Southeast Ohio.”

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