Max Whittaker

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Max Whittaker is a freelance photojournalist based in Sacramento, Calif. He studied history at the University of California, Davis, and became interested in photojournalism while on a climbing trip in South America. Max worked at newspapers in Iowa and California before going freelance in 2004. He’s covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, presidential campaigns, and social issues in California. He’s a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, senior contributing photographer for Sactown magazine, and is a founding member of Prime collective.


2014 Pictures of the Year, Natural Disaster, Award of Excellence
2013 Best of Photojournalism, Road to Office, 2nd place
2013 White House News Photographer Association, National Eyes of History, The Voter, Award of Excellence
2012 Best of Photojournalism, News Portrait and Personality, 2nd place
2008 Communication Arts, Editorial
2008 San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer’s Association, News Picture Story, 3rd place
2007 Communication Arts, Editorial
2007 San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer’s Association, General News, 3rd place
2005 San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographer’s Association, Feature Picture Story, 1st place

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