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About

I am an editorial photographer who focuses on unique subcultures ranging from metal-heads to juggalos, from drag shows to body modification and everyday oddities. I am passionate about visual storytelling and use my education in Sociology to draw out the meaning of the passions of others, whatever they may be.

Originally from western Iowa, my service in the US Air Force took me all over the world, only to lead me to Iowa City, IA where I am currently based.

I can be reached at: jcyear89@gmail.com

Awards & Recognition
Great Plains Dan Harrison Memorial Student Photographer of the Year 2019
1st Place:  Associated Collegiate Press 2018 Environmental Portrait  2018
1st Place: Iowa Newspaper Awards, Feature Photo, Dailies Class 1 2018
1st Place: Iowa Newspaper Awards, Feature Photo, Dailies Class 1 2019
1st Place: Iowa Newspaper Awards, Video, Dailies Class 1 2019
2nd Place: Iowa Newspaper Awards, Feature Photo, Dailies Class 1 2018
3rd Place: Iowa Newspaper Awards, Feature Photo, Dailies Class 1 2019
5th Place: Hearst News and Feature Category 2019
6th Place: Hearst Multimedia Award 2018

Honorable Mention: Associated Collegiate Press, Environmental Portrait 2018
NatGeo Yourshot’s “Sights and Sounds” Assignment 2016