I discovered my love of photography as a teenager in Texas, and have pursued this passion professionally for over 20 years. Whether documenting healthcare in Los Angeles, young farmers in the Midwest or photographing on the streets of Karachi, I strive to make storytelling images that inform and inspire.
In addition to shooting for editorial, private and non-profit clients, I’ve also taught as an adjunct lecturer of photojournalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. I worked with graduate and undergraduate journalism students in Chicago, and have also lectured at the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi, Pakistan.
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, Saveur, Time, Inc., Chicago Magazine, Spin, Time Out Chicago, NBC.com, Chicago Crain’s Business, The London Times, The Dallas Morning News, Saturday Evening Post, CLAD Magazine, Teach for America, The Humane Society of America, The American Library Association, One Goal, Chicago Sun-Times news group and numerous other publications. NPPA member. Represented by ZUMA Press.
Recent News -
2019 National Fellow, USC Center for Health Reporting
First place, 2018 non-profit category of the World Report Award, Festival della Photografia Etica
Finalist, 2017 Peter Lisagor Award for "best photo" in online category: "Vacant" - A photographic investigation with the Medill Justice Project
National Building Museum in Washington, D.C, Spring 2017 - "Evicted" exhibit, based on Matthew Desmond's book of the same name, featuring Sally Ryan's photographs. Now a traveling exhibit through 2020.