Bio

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Mike Brown is currently a staff photographer at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, TN. 

He is a self-taught photographer that began his career working in account management within the advertising industry. After serving as a team leader for multiple Fortune 500 companies in the financial, industrial and hospitality industries he longed for a drastic change. 

Brown required a profession that fulfilled him morally and creatively so he shifted his focus to the camera and dove head first into the world of freelance photojournalism. Since then he has seen his work published on the front pages of the The Washington Post, USA Today, The Denver Post, The Memphis Commercial Appeal and inside a myriad of other daily papers throughout the world. He has also done contract work for Newsweek, Stern and Entrepreneur magazines. 

A few other selected accomplishments include: 

1st Place - Photojournalism, Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards - 2016 

2nd Place - Spot News Photography - Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards - 2016 

3rd Place - Multimedia - Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards - 2016 

2nd Place - Photography, 2016 Best of Gannett 

2nd Place - Digital Storytelling, 2016 Best of Gannett 

3rd Place - Body of Work in Photography, Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards - 2016 

1st Place - Photography, Best of Gannet, 2Q 2016 

1st Place - Digital Storytelling, Best of Gannet 2Q 2016 

1st Place - Feature Photography, Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards - 2015 

1st Place - Best of Journal Media Group - 4Q 2015 

1st Place - FEature Photography - Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards 2015 

3rd Place - Individual Acheivement - Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Awards - 2015 

2nd Place - Feature Photography - Green Eyeshade Awards - 2012 

2nd Place - Spot News - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - 2012 

3rd Place - Body of Work - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - 2012 

3rd Place - Feature Photography - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - 2012 

3rd Place - Illustration - State Press Awards - 2012 

1st Place - Spot News - Green Eyeshade Awards - 2010 

1st Place - Feature Photography - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - 2010 

3rd Place - Sports Photography - State Press Awards 

Knight Foundation Fellowship - University of California at Berkely - 2009 

2nd Place - Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Year in Photos - Artistic Expression - 2009 

1st Place - Tennessee State Press Awards - News - 2009 

3rd Place - Tennessee State Press Awards - Sports - 2009 

1st Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - Feature - 2009 

2nd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - Sports - 2009 

2nd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - Spot News - 2009 

3rd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - Individual Achievment/Body of Work - 2009 

3rd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Awards - Photojournalism - 2009 

1st Place - Tennessee AP Members Showcase Photo of the Year - 2008 

1st Place - Best of Scripps Quarterly, Photography - 1st Q, 2008 

3rd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editor Awards, Photojournalism - 2008 

3rd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editor Awards, Individual Achievement / Body of Work - 2008 

3rd Place -State Press Awards, News - 2008 

3rd Place - Best of Photojournalism, Newspaper Photo Editing Illustrative multiple page- 2008 (For Bold & Breezy)  

2nd Place - Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editor Awards, Feature - 2007 

1st Place - Editor & Publisher Photos of the Year, Multiple Image Category – 2006 (For GTMO) 

Solo Exhibit - Jack Robinson Photographic Gallery, Memphis - Feb. 2006 

Group Exhibit - Butler Street Bazaar Gallery - Feb. 2004 

 

All images © Mike Brown or The Memphis Commercial Appeal.