You deserve to know what’s going on in your community, and that’s what we strive to do – no matter the circumstances.
--- Sandra Brown, Senior Visuals Editor
October 8, 2014 AJC employee, Curtis Compton. (CHRIS HUNT/SPECIAL)
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 and often found on the sidelines shooting UGA football as well as the Atlanta Falcons. He was the principal photographer for EMMY award-winning “Bronco Goes to Camp.” He has documented the Iraq War, highlighting the efforts of Georgia-based troops.
Alyssa Pointer AJC staff photographer
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 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.
Staff portraits of Hyosub Shin (Phil Skinner/Staff email@example.com)
Credit: Phil Skinner
Credit: Phil Skinner
Award-winning visual journalist Hyosub Shin was born and raised in South Korea. Inspired by the work of National Geographic photographers, he took his first flight and came to the United States to study photography, which eventually lead him to the AJC. More recently, Shin has taken his photo skills to the sky. After getting his drone pilot’s license, he has provided aerial perspectives of metro Atlanta and Georgia for the AJC. In addition to news and feature photography, Hyosub has photographed college and professional sports, including Georgia Tech, Atlanta United and the Atlanta Braves.