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Photo by Defne Gürçay

Nate Swanson is an award-winning visual journalist and photo editor based in Chicagoland. His images are made with an emphasis on human interactions as they relate to surrounding social climates and the accompanying visual environment. He is interested in sociology and stories focusing around foodways, relationships to religion, and unique lifestyles. Meeting new people and lending an ear for their stories is what makes him tick. So do long walks, admiring buildings, and commutes to new places.


Nate received his B.S. in Visual Communication from Ohio University. His work as a visual journalist, photo editor and reporter is largely seen with The Post, Athens and German news outlet Deutsche Welle, earning recognition and accolades ranging from local to national.




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