2021 GRANT WINNER
Mike Dawson is a freelance photographer based out of Lake Tahoe. Following his passions for photography and board sports, he is now building a career in the snowboarding industry. He shot his first snowboarding photo in 2017 and has since worked with some of the best athletes in the world, landed top clients, was internationally published, has won global photo competitions, and continues to push and develop his craft on a daily basis.
Mike chases the snow and shoots on it all year, so whether it’s east, west, north, south or overseas, if there’s a session going down count on Dawsy to be there. His eye delivers a fresh take on snowboarding and his motivation and positivity will bring him where he wants to go. With his DPPF Grant Mike will be able to upgrade the 70-200mm that he had to empty his life savings for back in 2017, obtain a quality fisheye and hopefully some new lighting.