For nearly 20 years, Dawn has worked with nonprofit organizations on five continents on issues like health care, education, workers' rights, animal welfare, microfinance and community development.

In addition to her work as a photographer, Dawn has been an associate photo editor for National Geographic and continues to work with the organization as a special projects photo editor. She has also served as communications director and media relations staff for a couple of international nonprofit organizations. 

Dawn holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She also graduated from the photography program at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts.




I specialize in photoS for nonprofit organizations.

Why? Because I've been there: Racing to meet a deadline and settling for another generic stock photo. Hoping to get a picture from someone in the field that's good enough to plunk on social media (because getting one that's print quality is as likely as winning the lotto). Thinking, “I guess we'll have to use this image again,” even though it has been in the rotation for 5 years.

Compelling, evocative photography is the key to standing out in a world where everyone is fighting for attention, and that's where I can help.

I've dedicated my career to telling the stories of nonprofits.

With an eye for the dramatic and a knack for creating images that make hearts melt, spirits soar and wallets crack open; I become your partner in visual storytelling. Working closely with my clients, I produce pictures and short documentary films that are powerful, beautiful, inspiring and uniquely suited to each of my partners' specific needs. 

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