Hannah Potes is a photojournalist based in Billings, Montana. She graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Photojournalism and a B.A. in Spanish in May of 2013. She held intern positions at the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, KY, the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, MI, and the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, CA. After graduating, she worked as a staff photojournalist at the Rocky Mount Telegram in Rocky Mount, NC. Hannah now works as a staff photojournalist at the Billings Gazette in Billings, MT.

Hannah became a photojournalist because she thrives on the connections and relationships she forms with her subjects. She enjoys daily news photography and feature hunting, as they both lead to opportunities for more in-depth and meaningful storytelling. 

Hannah also loves the thrill of sports photography, despite being tackled more than once. 

To contact Hannah concerning her work, please email potesphoto@gmail.com 

Awards & Honors:

1st Place - Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest 2016 - Best Lifestyle Coverage
Award of Excellence - Sports Feature - Pictures of the Year International 2016
Lee Enterprises President's Award for News 2015 - "96 Minutes" series 
3rd Place - Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest 2015 - Best Sports Photo
2nd Place - North Carolina Press Association Awards 2013 - Feature Photo
2nd Place - 2013 ONPA Student Photographer of the Year
1st Place - 2013 ONPA Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship
5th Place - Hearst Journalism Awards Photo II Competition 2012-2013
7th Place - Hearst Journalism Awards Photo I Competition 2011-2012
7th Place - Hearst Journalism Awards Photo I Competition 2010-2011
Robert Sorino Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Photography 2011-2012