Joshua Morgan

                           3018 W. Rapid Street, Apt. 3, Rapid City, S.D. 57702 | 520.234.8848 |
joshmorgan@outlook.com
| @jfpmorganj

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Photographer

Rapid City, S.D.

Freelance Photographer

Sept. 2016-Current

I am currently a freelance photographer based in Rapid City, S.D. One of the biggest stories I have been covering as a freelancer is the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline near Standing Rock, N.D. I have been on assignment for Reuters, the Huffington Post, the Argus Leader as part of the USA Today network and the Rapid City Journal.

Rapid City Journal

Rapid City, S.D.

Photographer

Nov. 2014-Sept. 2016

As a staff photographer, I was responsible for ensuring visual coverage for our readers in the Black Hills area of South Dakota as part of a three-person photo staff, as well as writing short stories. I have photographed stories on the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, stories in and around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, numerous wildfires and other breaking news and covered the 75th Sturgis motorcycle rally. Recently I went to Pakistan through the Journal and the International Center for Journalists for a journalism cultural exchange program. I went to Islamabad and Karachi for 10 days with other American journalists from around the country and spoke with government leaders, think tanks, non-profits and news organizations to get a more accurate sense of Pakistani politics, culture and journalism. After leaving the Journal as a full-time staff photographer, I continued to freelance for the publication photographing stories on the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline near Standing Rock, N.D.

Orange County Register

Santa Ana, CA/Long Beach CA

Photo Trainee

January 2013- Sept. 2014

In January 2013, I was hired on as a sports photography trainee for the Orange County Register. I mainly photographed four to eight high school sports games a day to provide visual content for the local papers owned by the Register and for www.ocvarsity.com. In May 2013, I transferred to the south county bureau to work as a community photo trainee for the Register’s local papers from Lake Forest to San Clemente. There, I photographed community news, events and portraits of key figures in the area. As part of the Register’s expansion efforts, I was selected to transfer to the Long Beach Register and then again to the Los Angeles Register. I continued to provide visual content to both papers until the Los Angeles Register ceased publication in Sept. 2014.

 

Pima Community College

Tucson, Ariz.

Teacher’s Assistant

August 2012-December 2012

I was an assistant instructor for the introductory photojournalism class and the two production classes for the Aztec Press at Pima Community College. For the classes, I taught students how to use Final Cut X, Adobe CS6 and how to incorporate social media into their workflows.

UNITY Student Projects

Las Vegas, Nev.

Reporter/photographer

August 2012

I was a member of the UNITY Student Projects 2012 in Las Vegas, NV through AAJA. I produced a photo spread on homeless residents living in wash tunnels for the print paper and an audio slideshow for the website. I contributed photographs for the other two photo spreads on Vegas nightlife and a drag queen bowling alley. I also wrote an A2 feature story on the role of smartphones in the modern-day photojournalist’s workflow. I was named MVP for AAJA during the projects.

Victoria Advocate

Victoria, Texas

Multimedia Intern

May 2012-August 2012

As the multimedia intern for the Victoria Advocate, I contributed photographs for the print edition of the paper and produced slideshows and multimedia packages for www.victoriadvocate.com. On top of my normal daily photo duties, I have produced two

Sunday feature photo spreads with accompanying online multimedia components and other video pieces for the web. I also taught a workshop to Advocate reporters about how to incorporate mobile devices to help them with their reporting, photography and multimedia skills. I interned at the Victoria Advocate as a Chips Quinn Scholar through the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute.

 

New York Times Student Journalism Institute

Tucson, Ariz.

Photographer

Jan. 2012

I was a photographer for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute: Tucson 2012. I shot daily photographs and produced slideshows for the Institute website and print issue. In addition to regular assignments, I photographed various events for the Jan. 8 one-year anniversary and produced a slideshow and multimedia project on Tucson’s underground hip-hop scene.

 

Tucson Weekly

Tucson, Ariz.

Photography Intern/contributor

Jan. 2011 – Present

As a photography intern, I regularly shot photographs for various feature stories. I covered the Jan. 8 shooting in Tucson Ariz., Club Crawl, Tucson’s largest music festival, photographed portraits of important figures in the community and took photos for the weekly food review. During the summer, I was hired on as a regular freelance photographer for the Tucson Weekly. I continue to produce photo/multimedia work for them on a regular basis. In June 2011, I documented Owl and Panther, a local group providing refugee children, many who have been through traumatic experiences, an avenue of self-expression through art. My story/photo spread was the cover story for the first issue of July. Other contributions have ranged from local concerts and events to coverage of Arizona wildfires. I have also written blog posts on their website about consumer technology and video games.

 

Arizona Sonora News Service

Tucson, Ariz.

Photographer

Aug. 2011-Dec. 2011

I was a contributor for Arizona Sonora News Service, a Web-oriented wire service featuring student-produced content. I shot photographs for student stories and produced multimedia content for the Web. One project I helped produced on world-renowned astrophotographer Adam Block won a SPJ Mark of Excellence award for online feature reporting.

SKILLS

Experience covering breaking news events. Advanced photography and multimedia skills. Ability to use professional photography video and field audio equipment. Proficient reporting skills. Advanced in professional editing software including Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro and Soundslides. Proficient in Adobe Illustrator. Able to incorporate social media and mobile technologies into workflow. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

 

REFERENCES

References are available upon request.