silas walker

Silas is a staff photojournalist with the Lexington Herald-Leader, through Report for America. He studied photojournalism at Western Kentucky University where he was named 2019 Student Photographer of the Year by the Kentucky News Photographers Association and was awarded first place in the Hearst Journalism competition News and Features category.

While studying at WKU, Silas interned with the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Deseret News and attended the Eddie Adams Workshop and Mountain Workshops. Silas is thrilled to be part of the Doug Pensinger Photography Fund grant program and plans to use the funds to invest in the equipment needed in order to continue with his career and fund travel to educational workshops. 


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