Shanna Fortier is an award-winning photojournalist and has worked at community newspapers in both Florida and Colorado.

Shanna enjoys the intimate way of capturing the true feeling of an environment or essence of a moment through the lens of a camera. Photographing offers a unique way of looking at the world. It is her love of traveling, culture, curiosity for the unknown and desire to tell a story that drives her photography.

She has been awarded several photography and reporting awards from the Florida Press Association, Colorado Press Association and the Local Media Association, including the prestigious Robert J. Ellison Memorial Award for Excellence in Portfolio Photography from the Florida Press Association in the 2011 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest.

Her other journalism awards are in feature photography, sports photography, news reporting, agriculture & environmental reporting, education reporting, feature writing, and sustained coverage.

Shanna is currently based in Colorado, but will gladly pack her gear and travel the world for assignments.

 
Shanna Fortier knows how to provocatively capture the humanity in people. She puts you right there in the heat of the moment. Wonderful art.
— Florida Press Association judges
 
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Awards:

1st: Best Photography Portfolio, Colorado Press Association 2018

2nd: Best Education Story, Colorado Press Association 2018

2nd: Best Breaking News, Colorado Press Association 2018

1st: Best Feature Story, Colorado Press Association 2018

1st: Best Series, Colorado Press Association 2018

1st: Best Sustained Coverage, Colorado Press Association 2017 

2nd: Best Sustained Coverage, Colorado Press Association, 2017 

2nd: Best Health Feature Story, Colorado Press Association, 2017 

1st: Best Series, Colorado Press Association, 2017 

1st: Best Photo Gallery, Colorado Press Association, 2017 

1st: Best News Story, Colorado Press Association, 2016 

2nd: Best Photography Portfolio, Colorado Press Association, 2016 

3rd: Agriculture and Environment Reporting, Florida Press Association, 2014 

2nd: Feature Picture, Florida Press Association, 2014

1st: Feature Picture, Florida Press Association, 2013 

2nd: Portfolio Photography, Florida Press Association, 2013 

3rd: Sports Picture, Florida Press Association, 2013 

1st: Best Feature Photo, Local Media Association 2012 Editorial Contest

Robert J. Ellison Memorial Award for Excellence in Portfolio Photography, Florida Press Association, 2011

1st: Portfolio Photography, Florida Press Association, 2011 

1st: Sports Picture, Florida Press Association, 2011 

1st: Best Sports Photo, Local Media Association 2011 Editorial Contest