2022 GRANT WINNER
Shae Hammond is a San Jose CA-based photographer recently hired on staff at The Mercury News. After transferring from Los Angeles Pierce College and graduating from California State University, Northridge with a journalism degree, she interned for CalMatters and the Santa Clarita Valley Signal. Shae began exploring photojournalism as a career while in community college. She loves covering sports and has a particular affinity for baseball, as she grew up playing softball.
Shae is also the recipient of a DPPF mentorship, and she is excited to be working with Advisory Board photographer Elsa Garrison.