Awards & Publications


2nd Place Fine Art, 2017 Sugar Creek Arts Festival, Normal, IL

1st Place Photography, 2018 Fall Beaux Arts Fair, Davenport, IA

3rd Place B&W Landscape, 2019 Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA

2nd Place Cities and Towns, 2020 Keep Iowa Beautiful Photo Contest

1st Place B&W Landscape, 2021 Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA

1st Place Photography, 2021 Fall Beaux Arts Fair, Davenport, IA

Award of Merit, 2021 Riverssance Festival of Fine Arts, Davenport, IA

2nd Place Iowa Waters, 2021 Keep Iowa Beautiful Photo Contest

1st Place Photography, 2022 Spring Beaux Arts Fair, Davenport, IA


Day and Section Hikes, Pacific Crest Trail Southern California (PCTA Insert), Wilderness Press 2012

"Soul Food", The Iowan, March/April 2013 (story and photos) Click Here to View

"Picture This: Get the Most Out of Your Photos", Pacific Crest Trail Communicator, Spring 2014 (story and photos) Click Here for PDF

2020 Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Calendar, January and August Feature Photos

Iowa Natural Heritage (INHF Quarterly Magazine) Fall 2020 Cover Photo Click Here to View

2021 Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation Calendar, June and December Feature Photos

Landscape Architecture Magazine (American Society of Landscape Architects) February 2024 Cover Photo- Effigy Mounds National Monument

Additionally, my work has appeared in promotional and communication pieces for the following...

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Backyard Abundance, City of Tipton, Pacific Crest Trail Association, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, City of University Heights, Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cedar County Conservation Board, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, The Hardacre Theater Preservation Association, Cedar County Historical Society, Hardacre Community Garden, Tipton Chamber of Commerce, Alt National Park Service, Nature First

If you are an editor who would like to inquire about image licensing or freelance for hire, or someone in search of content creation for your business or organization, I would love to hear from you. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, a Certificate in Sustainability, Certificate in Philanthropy and Non-Profit Communications (University of Iowa, 2012) and abundant experience in writing, photography, and videography, I'll be eager to discuss how my diverse skill set might fit your project needs. Click Here to Email Josh