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Sabree A. Hill

Based in New Orleans, LA, Sabree Hill is a photojournalist available for freelance news assignments, weddings, events and portraits. She has a particular talent for capturing candid moments and creating character-capturing portraits while making her subjects feel comfortable.

Sabree received a degree in photojournalism from San Francisco State University in 2002, where she was trained in both journalistic and studio photography. She interned as a photographer for the Oakland Tribune, then went on to photography assignments in Somalia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iceland, Romania and New York, working for freelance photography agencies such as Gamma, Sipa and Polaris.

In 2005, after documenting the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans as a freelance photographer, Sabree became a staff photographer for The Courier newspaper in Houma, La., a New York Times-owned daily with a circulation of 20,000. There, she covered sports, features, crime and breaking news, such as the capture of a serial killer accused of killing 23 men. Her compassionate photo story on the struggles of Native American residents of tiny Isle de Jean Charles, where coastal erosion threatens daily existence, took top honors at both the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press awards and the Louisiana Press Association.

Sabree has photographed and created photo stories in many challenging settings throughout the world, displaying her wide-ranging capabilities as a photographer. Now in Myrtle Beach, SC, she is freelancing for The New York Times and local newspapers while starting her own photography business.

Photography awards:

New York Times Corporation Chairman's Award, 2006
- Serial-killer coverage

Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press, 2006
- First place, multiple-photo story, “Through the Eyes of the Isle.”

Louisiana Press Association, 2006
- First place, photo feature, “Through the Eyes of the Isle.”
- Second place, news photo, “Carries mother.”
- Second place, photo feature, serial-killer coverage
- Third place, photo feature, “Oil and Industry.”

Photography Experience:

September 2008—present    Freelance photography, The New York Times

January 2008—present    Freelance photographer, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

December 2005—June 2007    Staff Photographer, The Courier, Houma, Louisiana
Staff photographer for a New York Times Corp. daily newspaper with a 20,000 circulation.

June 2005—May 2007    Photographer, Gamma/ Polaris/ Sipa Images, New York
Freelance photographer for worldwide photo agencies. Shot photographs that were published both domestically and internationally.

October—December 2005    Public Relations, Odyssey House, New Orleans
Staff photographer and press liaison for a substance abuse rehabilitation center. Documented Odyssey House's recovery and reopening after Hurricane Katrina.

June—September 2005     Photography Intern, Magnum Photography Agency, New York
Edited, archived, and catalogued stock photographs and incoming photographs from photographers around the world.

March—June 2005    Staff Photographer, Brasov Visitor, Brasov, Romania
Staff photographer at an English-language newspaper in Romania. Shot daily photo assignments and completed several photo stories on religion and economics in Romania.

January—February, 2003    Official photographer for a continental economics project, Dahab Shil / Somalia
Traveled to Somalia, Oman and the U.A.E., photographing the ways culture can influence economics.

June—December, 2002    Photography Intern, The Oakland Tribune, Oakland
Daily newspaper with a circulation of 67,000.

January—December 2002    Senior Staff Photographer for Golden Gate [X]press, San Francisco State University
Photographed and edited daily assignments and photo stories for an award-winning college publication with a staff of ten photographers. Became proficient in PhotoShop and online formatting.


1998—2002    B.A. in Photojournalism, San Francisco State University, San Francisco

Sabree Alicia Hill
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