I'm Kylie, and I'm a photojournalist currently working at The Baltimore Banner as part of the 2023-2024 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship program.
I'm drawn to photojournalism because of an innate curiosity to understand our world and the people in it. I hope to find the extraordinary in ordinary life and show that everyone has a story worth sharing. As a Chinese adoptee, themes of belonging, identity and place are central to my storytelling.
Prior to joining the Banner as a fellow, I freelanced from my home in southeastern Massachusetts and was an intern at The Seattle Times and The Texas Tribune.
In May 2022, I graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. I'm a proud member of Asian American Journalists Association and Diversify Photo Up Next.
You can find my resume here.
Photo by Chase Sutton
AAJA Excellence in Photojournalism, Single Photo (works produced in 2022) – 1st Place
Eddie Adams XXXV Workshop Mint Team IT faculty member
College Photographer of the Year – Sports Action, Award of Excellence
AAJA Student Excellence in Photojournalism (works produced in 2020), 1st place and Runner Up
NPPF Sony's Photojournalism Scholarship recipient
Eddie Adams XXXIV Workshop student participant
Recipient of Jim Dietz Scholarship
College Photographer of the Year – General News, Award of Excellence
Lenfest Next Generation Fund award recipient
Essential Work 2020: A Community Portrait exhibition
Displayed at the James A. Michener Art Museum
March 19 - July 11
The New York Times
The Washington Post
The Seattle Times
The Boston Globe
The Texas Tribune
The Baltimore Banner