Allison is a 23-year-old award winning photojournalist based in North Carolina. She received her Associate in Applied Science in Photographic Technology: Photojournalism from Randolph Community College, of Asheboro, in July of 2016. While studying at RCC, she interned at the Salisbury Post for a total of four months. It was during that time that she really fell in love with working for a newspaper. Just before receiving her degree, she embarked on her first adventure as a full-time staff photojournalist at the Rocky Mount Telegram. After a few short months of working there, an opportunity arose that she couldn't pass up; a position at the Winston-Salem Journal. Allison has been employed at the Journal since mid-September of 2016.
While Allison loves every aspect of working for a daily newspaper, the work that really drives her passion for photography is long-term documentary photo stories. The intimacy and relationships that she builds with her subjects while working on a long-term photo story give her a feeling like no other. She hopes to delve deeper into her love for storytelling.
Outside of working for the newspaper, Allison also enjoys freelancing. She has begun to document love stories by capturing a couple's most important day. She never imagined photographing weddings, but she loves that she is able to use her photojournalistic abilities to do so.
Awards and Achievements:
National Press Photographers Association 2018 Southeast Regional Photographer of the Year
North Carolina Press Association 2017 Hugh C. Morton Photographer of the Year
North Carolina Press Photographers Association 2016 Student Photographer of the Year
Eddie Adams Workshop XXX Alumna - John H. White "Keep in Flight" Award
Multiple first, second and third place awards in the North Carolina Press Association yearly contest
Many first, second and third place awards in the National Press Photographers Association monthly clip contests (Southeast Region and National)