candice towell photography

biography

Candice Towell is an award-winning, independent photojournalist based in Reno, Nev. and is eager for assignments. She is committed to story telling and has the vision, expertise and experience to deliver images that challenge viewers to respond.

Candice has earned numerous awards ranging from the William Hearst Organization, the National Press Photographers Association, the NPPA’s Women in Photojournalism Conference and the Associated Press. Her extensive coverage in East Africa has won five awards by the National Press Photographers Association.

Her experiences as a professional photojournalist domestically and abroad, combined with her ability to adapt to changing environments, and respond to challenging situations, have primed her to excel at any assignment. She is proficient in transmitting from the field and working under tight deadlines.

In 1999 she graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno, with a BA in Art with an emphasis on Photography and a minor in Journalism. Candice worked as a staff photographer at the Reno Gazette-Journal for nine years and currently teaches photography at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she first started teaching in 2000.

She has freelanced for several international press agencies and non-governmental organizations, and her photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications including U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, NEED magazine, USA Today and Stern Magazine.

Candice is driven, compassionate and creative. She values hard work and is ready to dedicate her talents and passion to freelance assignments.