Former Herald photographer takes top award

Marlena Sloss/The Herald
In addition to winning 2020 Indiana Photographer of the Year in the Indiana News Photographers Association's annual contest, Former Herald photographer Marlena Sloss also won in the Best of Show category for her photographs on the Anders family in a story titled "Multiple Multiples." This photo was part of that story. Nikkia Anders shows 4-year-old triplets Nikkole, left, Jaimi, and Charity how to look for ripe tomatoes in their garden on Sept. 23, 2020. Having grown up on the same property, Nikkia knows the land well, including the fruit trees, flowers, animals and insects.

By Herald Staff

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Former Herald photographer Marlena Sloss was named 2020 Indiana Photographer of the Year this weekend.

The award from the Indiana News Photographers Association — which The Herald has captured nine of the past 12 years — was given for the best portfolio of photographs from 2020.

Indianapolis Star photographer Mykal McEldowney and Evansville Courier and Press photographer Denny Simmons placed second and third, respectively, in the same category.

Sloss also won in the Best of Show category for her photographs on the Anders family in a story titled "Multiple Multiples." Additionally, Sloss won first place in the Community Awareness category with a portfolio of images depicting how life was interrupted during the pandemic in Dubois and surrounding counties. She also received Honorable Mention in the General News category; first in the News Story category; and first and second place in the Feature, Feature Story and Portrait Personality categories.

In all, Sloss took home 11 awards. She was a photographer at The Herald from September 2019 to December 2020. She was also a photography intern at The Herald from January 2018 to June 2018. She now works as a freelance journalist in San Francisco.

To see all of Sloss' winning photos, click here.




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