Tiffany Brown was a judge in the 2009 Q1 Contest
Born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, Tiffany Brown has had a lifelong passion for photography. A news photographer with a distinct point of view, an eye for detail and a sense of humor, Tiffany digs into stories to inform her work and provide viewers with something more than straight news photographs – whether it’s casino workers losing their longtime jobs to the “progress” of a wrecking ball or a teacher coping with the devastating effects of a shooter’s bullet lodged in her husband’s spine. In her current work she is leading the way to tell multimedia stories online as well.
Brown worked for a community newspaper in Corvallis, Oregon, from 2003 to 2006 and is currently a staff photographer with the Las Vegas Sun. She also works freelance assignments around southern Nevada, and the world. Her freelance work has published in Stern, The New York Times, Wired.com, CondeNaste Portfolio, Rolling Stone, The Fader, The Washington Post, The Oregonian, and many others internationally.
Tiffany’s photos have been published in books including America 24/7 (2003), Oregon 24/7 (2004) and as one of only forty contract photographers worldwide for Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World (2007).
In 2009, Brown has been a contributing member to the Las Vegas Sun’s Pulitzer Prize for public service.
In addition, Tiffany has been a runner-up for the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for a single project, was a finalist for the 2008 Dart Award, a 2008 nominee for the World Press Joop Swart Masterclass and has been recognized for her work by World Press Photo, the National Press Photographers Association, Best of the West journalism contest, The Associated Press, The Eddie Adams Workshop, Nevada Press Association, Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Suburban Newspapers of America, and Lee Enterprises.