Awards / Accolades

2014: Selected Artist for Asian Pride Project: Our Portraits, Our Families
2013: Aaron Siskind Fondation Grant Recipient
2013: Selected, Voices Off Festival, Arles
2012: Selected, Magenta’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer
2012: Alexia Foundation For World Peace Professional Grant
2012: Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund Grant Recipient
2011: NPPA, Cliff Edom’s “New America Award,” Winner
2011: Selected to attend Santa Fe Review
2011: Pictures of the Year (POYi) Community Awareness Award, Special Recognition
2011: FotoVisura Photography Grant Winner
2011: Lens Exposure Awards: Honorable Mention
2011: Rayko Gallery, Plastic Camera Show, Honorable Mention, Best in Show
2010: Selected to attended the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
2009: Selected as one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch
2009: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 1st Place  Domestic News
2009: Pictures of the Year International (POYi), 3rd Place, Issue
Report Picture Story
2008: UNICEF, Images of the Year: Honorable Mention
2008: International Photo Awards, Deeper Perspective Photographer of
the Year, Lucie Award
2008: World Press Photo, 1st Place, Daily Life Single
2008: NPPA, Best of Photojournalism, 2nd Place Enterprise Picture
Story (Small Market)
2008: Photo District News (PDN), Photo Annual
2008: Hearst Journalism Awards, 3rd Place, Final Championship, best
image of the year, and 1st Place, Portrait/Personality/Personal Vision
in monthly competition
2008:, College Photographer of the Year
2008: SFBAPPA (SF Bay Area Press Photographers), College Photographer
of the Year
2007: Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, College Photographer of the
Year, 1st Place Portrait
2007: College Photographer of the Year (CPOY), Award of Excellence
Portfolio, 2nd Place International Picture story, Award of Excellence
2007: Eddie Adams Workshop, Awarded MSMBC Multimedia Assignment