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Award-winning visual journalist Curtis Compton joined the AJC as a photo editor in 1993 before returning to the field as a staff photographer. Previously he worked for the Gwinnett Daily News, United Press International and the Marietta Daily Journal. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. Compton is an avid sports photographer, where the competition is just as fierce as anything on the field. He’s often found on the sidelines shooting UGA football as well as the Atlanta Falcons. He

Visual journalist Curtis Compton
Visual journalist Curtis Compton

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Credit: HANDOUT

also covers the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United, Atlanta Hawks, and the annual Masters Tournament. His skill isn’t limited to sports. He was the principal photographer for “Bronco Goes to Camp,” an AJC documentary about a local heart-transplant patient who was going to summer camp for the first time. The revised production was televised and went on to win an Emmy. He has won a World Hunger Award for his coverage of the famine in Sudan and has documented the Iraq War, highlighting the efforts of Georgia-based troops.