AJC adds five photojournalists to its visuals team

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Miguel Angel Martinez, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, graduated from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Guadalajara and holds a degree in illustration and graphic design.

His career as a professional photographer began in a studio in Guadalajara as a commercial photographer for a major advertising agency.

After moving to the United States, Martinez worked as a freelance and staff photographer for several publications, including the Durham Herald-Sun, the Que Pasa Newspaper, and the Independent Weekly in North Carolina; and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

His most recent job as a photographer was with Mundo Hispanico, the country’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, a position he held for 14 years. He has covered numerous national events, including the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Democratic National Convention, international soccer tournaments and a Super Bowl. He has also captured events along the US and Mexican border for immigration reporting.

Martinez has won numerous awards, including a Southeast Regional Emmy for Video. It also won Best in Show in the Outstanding Community Photo category from the National Association of Hispanic Publications and won 14 first place awards from the same organization.

He can be reached at [email protected]

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Steve Schaefer is a visual reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Steve Schaefer is a visual reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Steve Schaefer is a visual reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Steve Schaefer began his career as a photojournalist working for newspapers in Washington State, South Carolina and Georgia before transitioning to a freelance career in 1991.

As a freelance photographer, Schaefer’s work has appeared on the front pages of The New York Times and USA Today, as well as The Washington Post. He was also a contract photographer for the New York Times bestseller “America 24/7”.

Schaefer received his MFA from Georgia State University in 2006 and began teaching. He worked full-time as a professor at the Art Institute of Atlanta for seven years, teaching subjects such as photojournalism and advanced multimedia.

For several years, he served on the board of directors of the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the longest running photojournalism conference in America.

He has many hobbies including woodworking, jewelry making, cooking and playing with his two Border Collies.

Schaefer has an adult son living in Washington State who is pursuing a career in aviation.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Arvin Temkar, visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Arvin Temkar, visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Arvin Temkar, visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Arvin Temkar is a photojournalist and writer. He is half-Filipino and half-Indian and grew up in Peachtree City and on a US Army base in Japan. Temkar is deeply interested in issues of race, identity and socio-economics.

He began his newspaper career at age 12, delivering newspapers for the Stars and Stripes. Temkar’s work has appeared in publications such as Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and NBC News. He is secretary of the Atlanta chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

Temkar holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and participated in the 33rd Eddie Adams Workshop. He has lived in six states and one US territory, rode a motorcycle across the country, and recently started practicing Filipino martial arts. He lives in Decatur with his partner Monica and their grumpy, elderly dog, Misty.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Natrice Miller, visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Natrice Miller, visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Natrice Miller, visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Natrice Miller is an Atlanta-based photographer and filmmaker. She graduated from the Florida A&M School of Journalism in 2005 and since then has created images for a variety of clients and publications, including freelance work with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emory University, Marietta Daily Journal, Creative Loafing and The United. Negro College Fund.

She has exhibited her photographs at institutions like the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Xavier University Art Gallery and her short films have screened at local and international film festivals as well as museums like Atlanta Contemporary and Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. . From photojournalism to short films, Miller is interested in using various forms of media in various ways to tell stories. In her spare time, she enjoys dining out, traveling (she has visited almost 20 countries). She lives in Atlanta with her husband and son.

She can be contacted at [email protected]

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Jason Getz is a visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Jason Getz is a visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Jason Getz is a visual reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Jason Getz is a professional photographer with over 20 years of experience, 15 of which as a staff photographer at various newspapers across the country, eight of which were at AJC from 2005 to 2013.

His previous job was as a photographer at Kennesaw State University.

Getz is also the owner operator of Getz Images LLC, where he has produced editorial and commercial photography for a wide range of clients.

In addition to his wide range of photography skills, he is an expert sports photographer. As a contract sports photographer with USA Today Sports Images, he has covered every major sports team in the Atlanta area.

He covered the Super Bowl, the BFC National Championship in 2018 and was part of a 17-person photography team at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. He also photographed three of golf’s four major tournaments. professional, including seven Masters tournaments for the AJC.

Getz grew up in Jupiter, Florida and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. He obtained a BFA in photography in 1998.

Since 2005, he has lived in the Norcross/Peachtree Corners area and has been a member of a few mixed tennis and ALTA men’s doubles teams. He has been married to Ashley Getz for 11 years. They have two children, a six-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy…and a cat.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Southeast’s premier journalism organization, focuses its reporting staff on local affairs and closely monitors state and local government, the local economy, entertainment and sports.

Its reporters seek to uncover the truth, protect the public’s right to know, and hold community leaders accountable to serve the public. Reporters, editors and photographers aggressively document the moments, milestones and people of the region. Every day, whether in print or on its digital and social platforms, AJC informs and empowers its readers who value credible and thorough journalism.

The newspaper traces its roots to 1868, the founding date of the Atlanta Constitution. The Atlanta Journal got its start in 1883. The newspapers have been under common ownership since 1950 and fully amalgamated in 2001. The newspaper is owned by Cox Enterprises, a family business that has been in Atlanta since 1939. While the newspaper is owned by a private, its news decisions are made by journalists in the AJC newsroom.

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