2021 GRANT WINNER
Jaden Powell is a 21-year-old self-taught photographer from Wichita, Kansas. Currently an undergraduate studying Marketing at the University of Central Arkansas, he has become the first African American and youngest Head Athletics Photographer for their Athletics Department. He also currently has the opportunity to work with Dave Creek Media, Little Rock Rangers Soccer Club, Little Rock Punishers, and previously Storytime Village.
His photos have also been featured by The Kansas African American Museum, USL League Two, ESPN, Negro League Baseball Museum KC, Watch the Yard, NCAA Baseball etc. He also won 2nd place overall in the 2020 Wichita Eagle Readers’ Choice “Best Photographer” in Wichita category.
Jaden was also the recipient of a year-long mentorship with the DPPF, and he will be working primarily with photographer Jamie Squire.