2022 GRANT WINNER
Eakin Howard is a North Carolina-based freelance sports photographer. He has shot for Getty Images, the Los Angeles Times, NASCAR, and the World Curling Federation.
While majoring in photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he also worked as the Supervisor of Photography for RIT Athletics and Manager on Duty at the RIT Photo Cage. After college, he interned at the Lincoln Journal Star in Lincoln, Nebraska. Eakin won Gold in the Sports Portfolio category of the 76th College Photographer of the Year competition following his graduation.
With the DPPF Grant, Eakin will be investing in mirrorless lenses to upgrade aging equipment.