About

Michael Ciaglo is a freelance photographer based in Denver, CO. He previously worked at the Houston Chronicle where he covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros World Series championship and was twice named the NPPA South Region Photographer of the Year. His work there was also awarded first place in POYI's recreational sports category and second place for sports portfolio in NPPA's BOP. Before Houston, Ciaglo worked at the Colorado Springs Gazette where he was the photographer on the Other than Honorable series that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. 

Ciaglo attended the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor's degree from the School of Journalism and Communication with a focus in Photography. His clients include The New York Times, Washington Post and National Geographic Adventure. Ciaglo's work has also been featured in major national and international publications including The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, CNN, USA Today and The Los Angeles Times.

Awards

2014 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting: Lead Photographer and Videographer

2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Breaking News Reporting: Staff of the Houston Chronicle

Pictures of the Year International

2018 First Place Recreational Sports

NPPA Best of Photojournalism

  2014 Honorable Mention Feature Photo

  2014 Honorable Mention Veterans, Coming Home

NPPA Monthly Clip Contest

  2014 Region 9 Photographer of the Year

  2013 Region 9 Photographer of the Year

Associated PressMedia Editors 

  2015 Photo of the Year

Colorado Associated Press Editors and ReportersAssociation

  2014 Best in Show

  2014 1st Place Portfolio

  2014 1st Place Sports Photo

  2014 1st Place Portrait

  2014 1st Place News Photo

  2014 2nd Place Online Package

  2014 2nd Place Photo Illustration

  2014 3rd Place Photo Illustration

  2014 3rd Place Spot News

  2013 1st Place Spot News

  2013 3rd Place News

  2013 3rd Place Sports Photo

  2013 3rd Place Portrait

Colorado Press Association

  2014 Best in Show

  2014 1st Place Portfolio

  2014 1st Place Sports Photo

  2014 1st Place Video Interview

  2014 1st Place Slideshow

  2014 2nd Place Photo Essay

  2014 2nd Place Sports Photo

  2014 3rd Place News

  2014 3rd Place Non-Deadline Video

  2013 1st Place Investigative Story

  2013 1st Place Multimedia

  2013 1st Place Video Interview

  2013 2nd Place Photo Essay

  2013 2nd Place Story/Picture Combination

  2013 3rd Place Photo Essay

SPJ Top of the Rockies

  2014 1st Place News

  2014 1st Place Feature

  2014 2nd Place Spot News

  2014 3rd Place Feature

2013 IRE Medal for Investigative Reporting Finalist

National Institute of Healthcare Management PrintJournalism Honorable Mention

2012EPPY Award, Best College/UniversityInvestigative

or Documentary Report

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