John Pendygraft


Senior Photographer,  Tampa Bay Times (Tampa Bay, Fla.)

Elevating investigative journalism projects through techniques of anthropology and feature length filmmaking  Judge

John Pendygraft is a senior staff photographer at the Tampa Bay Times. He is interested in bringing quantitative survey skills into the newsroom to better measure the social impact of stories, and in exploring partnerships between legacy print organizations and feature film companies. Pendygraft has received national awards for feature writing, video and still photography from the American Society of News Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, Scripps Howard, National Headliner Awards and Pictures of the Year International. His photography revealing escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals was included in the winning entry for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.