About

Shanna Fortier is an award-winning photojournalist based in Colorado. She currently works as a community editor for Colorado Community Media in the West Metro Denver area. Previously, she was the associate editor at the Palm Coast Observer, in Palm Coast, Florida.

FullSizeRender 2Shanna 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, portfolio photography, news reporting, and agriculture & environmental reporting.

Photo prints are available for purchase by request.

Contact: fortiershanna@gmail.com

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Awards:

  • Best News Story, Colorado Press Association, 2016 Better Newspaper Contest
  • Photography Portfolio, Colorado Press Association, 2016 Better Newspaper Contest
  • Agriculture and Environment Reporting, Florida Press Association, 2014 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Feature Picture, Florida Press Association, 2014 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Feature Picture, Florida Press Association, 2013 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Portfolio Photography, Florida Press Association, 2013 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Sports Picture, Florida Press Association, 2013 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Best Feature Photo, Local Media Association 2012 Editorial Contest
  • Robert J. Ellison Memorial Award for Excellence in Portfolio Photography, Florida Press Association, 2011
  • Portfolio Photography, Florida Press Association, 2011 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Sports Picture, Florida Press Association, 2011 Better Weekly Newspapers Contest
  • Best Sports Photo, Local Media Association 2011 Editorial Contest

Current publications:

Arvada Press                                       Golden Transcript                         Westminster Window

Lakewood Sentinel                            Wheat Ridge Transcript               Nearshore Magazine

Previous publications:

Douglas County News-Press            Castle Rock News-Press              Castle Pines News-Press

Littleton Independent                       Highlands Ranch Herald            Lone Tree Voice

Parker Chronicle                                 Elbert County News                    Centennial Citizen

Englewood Herald                              Disfrutar Magazine                     surfline.com

Palm Coast Observer                         Ormond Beach Observer            Orlando Business Journal

Central Florida Future