2021 Grant Recipients

Lauren Bacho

$5,000 Grant

Lauren is a Cleveland-based  sports photographer who majored in photojournalism at Ohio University. They interned with the Indianapolis Colts and now work as a content creator for MLB.


Mike Dawson

$5,000 Grant 

Mike is a freelance photographer based out of Lake Tahoe. Following his passions for photography and snowboarding, he is now building a career in the snowboarding industry.


Abigail Dean

$5,000 Grant 

Abigail graduated from Ohio University in 2021 with a photojournalism major and sports administration minor and joins the Indianapolis Colts in 2021 as the photographic services intern.


Katelyn Mulcahy

$5,000 Grantee & Mentorship Recipient

Katelyn is a freelance sports photographer in Los Angeles, primarily working for Getty Images Sport covering the NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Ann-Arbor.


Jaden Powell

$5,000 Grantee & Mentorship Recipient

Jaden is a Conway, Arkansas-based photographer studying at the University of Central Arkansas where he is the first African American and youngest Head Athletics Photographer for their Athletics Department.


Tyler Schank

$5,000 Grantee & Mentorship Recipient

Tyler earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and became the assistant team photographer for the Tampa Bay Rays in fall 2021.


Anna Szilágyi

$5,000 Grantee

Anna lives in Budapest, Hungary, where she works as a freelance sports photographer and is studying for a Masters of Sport Management at the University of Physical Education.


Silas Walker

$5,000 Grantee

Silas is from Portland, Ore., currently based in Lexington, Ky. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2020 with a BA in photojournalism and interned with the Lexington Herald-Leader.