Liam Kennedy

Nashville, Tn


Staff Photojournalist | Gannett (USA Today Network) 2022 - current

Visual journalist for The Leaf Chronicle (Clarksville, TN), The Daily Herald in (Columbia, TN) as well contributing to the Tennessean (Nashville, TN).

Member of the disaster response team documenting the water crisis in Jackson, Miss. as well as the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla.

Freelance Photojournalist | 2020 - 2022

Documented the war between Ukraine and Russia traveling to Kyiv, Kharkiv and the Donbas Region producing images and photo essays for Mother Jones, BBC and Radio Free Europe.

Invited to teach the "Western Slope Photojournalism Program," a month-long program aimed at high school students living on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains who are interested in pursing a career in photography, journalism and photojournalism.

Documented the aftermath of the F4 tornado in Mayfield, KY. for Bloomberg Business.

Invited to show images of biker documentary work at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Gallery.

Photographed, designed and self-published a book of images documenting the modern-day biker in America.

Curated and photographed more than 15 features for American and international magazines.

U.S. Navy | Mass Communication Specialist | 2012 - 2020

Documented three natural disasters worldwide, distributing media products across news media outlets contributing to the American publics understanding of military relief efforts as well as providing FEMA with decision-aiding imagery. 

Scripted, produced and edited a 10-minute long mini documentary that assists over 3,500 reserve sailors annually to better understand their deployment. 

Published more than 500 images, 15 articles and 4 videos across Dept. of Defense and civillian news media outlets. 

Instructed more than 200 hours of Adobe suite, photography and advanced light training to more than 30 personnel.


Mountain Workshops | Student, 2022

Finding Your Vision Workshop with Alex + Rebecca Norris Webb | Student, 2022

Eddie Adams Workshop | Student, 2021

Syracuse University | S.I. Newhouse Military Photojournalism Program, 2017

Defense Information School | Basic Mass Communications Specialist Course, 2013

Certificates & Awards

Joint Service Achievement Medal for documenting Hurricanes Irma and Maria, 2017

Dept. of Labor Journeyman Certified Photographer, 2015

2nd place Russel Egnor Navy Media Award for photojournalism, 2013

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