2021 GRANT WINNER
Photographer Tyler Schank earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She interned with the Columbus Dispatch and the Duluth News Tribune – where she subsequently secured a staff position. She stepped away from this position in 2021 to focus on sports photography, accepted an internship with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021, and became their assistant team photographer in fall 2021.
Her drive to work in sports comes with the fight to overcome the underrepresentation of women in sports media jobs and coverage.
Tyler was also the recipient of a year-long mentorship with the DPPF, and she will be working primarily with photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice.