Preston Gannaway

Preston Gannaway was a judge in the 2009 Q3 Contest

Preston Gannaway is a staff photographer at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA. She spent a year on staff at the Rocky Mountain News before its closure in 2009. Prior to that, she was a photojournalist for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire (2003-2008). Gannaway's documentary story on the St. Pierre family, Remember Me, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2008.

She was named the NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year in 2005 and was runner-up in 2008, 2007 and 2006. Her work has also been honored by NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, Pictures of the Year International, The Society for News Design, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and other competitions.

Before working for the Monitor, Gannaway interned at the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Bangor Daily News. A native of North Carolina, she began her career at the Coalfield Progress in rural southwest Virginia after earning her Bachelor of Arts in fine art photography at Virginia Intermont College.