Biography

Preston Gannaway (b. 1977) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and artist. For more than 15 years, she has focused on intimate stories about American families and marginalized communities while addressing themes such as gender identity, class and our relationship to the landscape.

Gannaway is best known for her long-term projects like Remember Me, which chronicles a family coping with a parent’s terminal illness and was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. Her work has also been honored by Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, Critical Mass Top 50, American Photography 29, 31 and 32. She’s been supported by grants from the Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund Award, The Documentary Project Fund, National Press Photographers Association and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

Editorial clients include New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Mother Jones, ESPN, and WIRED among others. Her first book, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, about the changing character of a seaside neighborhood along the Chesapeake Bay, was released in 2014.

Gannaway's photographs are held in both private and public collections, with recent acquisitions including The Do Good Fund and the Chrysler Museum of Art. She is a regular lecturer, often serving as guest faculty in educational workshops. Born and raised in North Carolina, she now lives in Oakland, California.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Video Production, Multimedia Production, Still Photography