Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist Brittainy Newman Visual Journalist


Brittainy Newman is a visual journalist from New York City and since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Photojournalism program in 2018, Brittainy will be joining The New York Times in June 2019 for a year-long photography Fellowship.    

She is fascinated by ideas that spark new perspectives on familiar challenges. She revels in taking the world we all know and turning it around by viewing it from a strange, but a strangely enlightening new angle. Topics that interest her range from family and unusual career choices to themes of loss and sacrifice.

In 2018, Brittainy was awarded an Award of Excellence in the Portrait category and placed gold in the Individual Multimedia category in 73rd College Photographer of the Year competition. In 2017, Brittainy was selected by Photo Boite as one of their 30 Under 30 women photographers. That same year, she attended the Eddie Adams Workshop and her portrait of a reborn doll owner was a finalist for the American Experience category in the 15th annual Smithsonian Magazine photo contest. Her work has been recognized by National Geographic's Daily Dozen, and Brittainy was awarded the Nikon Award for Best Portfolio in the student-run RIT NPPA What We Do Competition.

Brittainy worked as the Public Relations representative of the RIT Chapter of the National Press Photographer's Association, with the goal of boosting the chapter's social and web presence amongst the student photojournalism community, and worked as a photographer for University News, RIT's daily news publication.

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