From E&P reader nominations, Sean Stipp named as 2022 Shooting Star

Talented visual journalists take us inside a moment, or a series of them, communicating information and inspiring emotion — whether it’s through a single image or hours of video footage. Top-of-the-field news photographers and videographers are technicians, creative visionaries, astute observers and chroniclers of history. They capture stories frame by frame, appending narratives and scripts with visual complements.

This inaugural class of Shooting Stars comes from small publications and large corporate entities. Some have studied their craft at the top schools, and others have honed their craft in the school of hard knocks. Some have captured historic events and famous people, and some spend their days telling the stories of their communities, shooting high school sports and small-town festivals. What these 12 Shooting Stars have in common is a love for their art, an enviable work ethic and a devotion to visual journalism.

Sean Stipp, Director of Visuals, Trib Total Media

Education/Where you learned to shoot: Ohio University, bachelor of science in visual communications

What advice do you have for other young professionals who aspire to become photojournalists?
My advice to young multimedia journalists would be to seek out collaboration. It might not always be easy or comfortable, but working with a diverse team of backgrounds and skills will elevate your work.

Scott Anderson, Photo Editor, Shaw Local Shaw Media

Susalyn Bennett, Photographer & Account Manager, Mansel Media and The Clinton Courier

MIcah Green, Chief Digital Officer, The Sumter Item/Gulf Coast Media

Jarrad Henderson, Senior Multimedia Producer - Investigations and Enterprise Video, USA TODAY

Gabrielle Lurie, Staff Photojournalist, San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst

Donovan Quintero, Photojournalist, Navajo Times Publishing Company

Dan Reiland, Staff Photojournalist, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Helen H. Richardson, Staff Photographer, The Denver Post

Dana Shaw, Photo Editor, The Express News Group

John Starks, Senior Staff Photographer, The Daily Herald

Krista Tacey-Cater, Reporter/Photographer, The Houghton Lake Resorter