KENT SIEVERS

Novelist // Photojournalist // Autodidact

WORK EXPERIENCE:


2000 - present

Omaha World-Herald Staff Photographer.


2008 - 2010

Part-time Apple Store specialist/creative.


1990 - 2000

Editorial & Commercial Freelance Photographer Omaha, Neb. Editorial clients included the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal and Getty Images. Commercial clients included Creighton University’s public relations, development, law school and sports departments as well as Alegent and Methodist hospitals.        


1988-1990

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Progress Photo Editor I managed a staff of four photographers and carried a small assignment load.


1983 -1988

Editorial and Commercial Freelance Photographer Phoenix, Ariz., clients include, Time and Newsweek magazines, Phoenix Magazine, The Associated Press, Scottsdale Memorial Hospital and a number of advertising and public relations firms.


1982-1983

Arizona Republic Staff Photographer.


1978-1980

Mesa (Ariz.) Tribune Staff Photographer. In addition to shooting, I worked as the picture editor for the Chandler, Ariz. zoned edition.




AWARDS


2012

Team member in the Grand Slam win of the Associated Press Sports Editor’s contest for Sunday special sections.

Omaha Press Club- 1st place feature,  1st place sports-action, 2nd place news.


2011

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, 2nd place sports-action


2009

Society of Newspaper Design Award of Excellence, sports.

American Society of News Editors Jesse Laventhol Prize for Deadline News. Reporting by a Team, award of excellence news design/pages, award of excellence sports.


2008

Omaha Education Association Media Award for Omaha World-Herald Series “Omaha in Black and White.”


2007

Thomas C. Sorensen Award for Distinguished Nebraska Journalism.


2004

Nebraska Associated Press- Honorable mention, photo essay.


2003

Nebraska Associated Press- First place spot news, honorable mention, photo essay, honorable mention, photo feature.


2002

Nebraska Associated Press- Second place spot news.


Nebraska News Photographers Association- First place, spot news, honorable mention, sports action, honorable mention, photographer of the year, honorable Mention, general news.



References available on request.