Associate Director of Photography, Education Week - EPE
Before joining the Education Week team, Swikar spent three years as a staff photographer at The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind., covering daily assignments in northeast Indiana, shooting both stills and video. While working his staff job, Swikar also started a documentary photography class at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, the same school where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication and Design. Swikar is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, and has won state and regional awards for his work. In 2010 he received the NPPA Humanitarian Award for aiding in a child rescue where he arrived at a scene before first responders.