Award-winning visual journalist Alyssa Pointer joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2017. She graduated from Western Kentucky University and has worked as a visual storyteller in Wisconsin, Illinois and Kentucky. No matter her surroundings, she strives to create impactful images of the people and places within a community. She loves challenging her visual perspective with daily assignments

AJC visual journalist Alyssa Pointer.

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and finds the most joy in working on long-term projects. Pointer is on the board of the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, America’s longest continuously operating photojournalism conference. One of her photos is part of the exhibit: “In Conversation: Visual Meditations on Black Masculinity” at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, and another of her photos is featured in Time Magazine’s Top 100 Photos of 2019.