Novelist // Photojournalist // Autodidact


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Kent Sievers

220 Castle Pine Dr.

Papillion, Nebraska 68133


My family moved from my hometown of Storm Lake, Iowa to Phoenix, Arizona when I was five.

I grew up working in my family's furniture repair and warehousing business through high school. After graduating from Phoenix Central High in 1977 I hustled my way into the newspaper business, working nights freelancing spot news for the Phoenix Gazette and days for United Press International.

After a year of freelancing I took on staff photographer jobs at several Arizona newspapers before becoming photo editor of the Scottsdale Progress newspaper in the late '80s.

I'm married to Deborah Shanahan, a reporter I met while working for the Arizona Republic. Our daughter, Alison was born in 1988. In 1990, we moved to Omaha, Nebraska where our son, Nathan was born in 1991.

For ten years after moving to Omaha I built a thriving commercial and editorial freelance photography business before taking a staff photographer position at the Omaha World-Herald, where I still work today.