2020 GRANT WINNER
Andy Bao is a senior at UCLA majoring in art while working as a freelance photojournalist and photo editor. He started photography while attending community college, working at the school newspaper and going on to intern at his local publication, The Columbian. After transferring to UCLA, he would go on to be named NPPA Student Photographer of the Year in 2019 and attend the Eddie Adams Workshop while interning as a photojournalist at The Seattle Times. His work in Seattle encompassed all types of assignments, including covering NFL and the Seattle Sounders’ MLS Cup victory.
The Doug Pensinger Photography Fund grant allows Andy to further his sports photography career in ways that could never have been possible otherwise. Andy hopes to use the awarded money to cover the Tokyo Summer Olympics.