All Eyes gallery: Dirk Shadd's favorite photos of 2017
“I spent a large part of 2017 working on our Hot Wheels project about the auto theft epidemic regarding kids stealing cars in Pinellas County.”
Published Dec. 19, 2017
While trying to document this issue, I had the opportunity to work closely with several of my colleagues which helped to remind me that working on a team is one of my favorite things about my job. Having the opportunity to learn and grow by collaborating with others was one of the many things that made this a special year for me both professionally and personally.
Dirk Shadd graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Shadd worked as a staff photographer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, California before coming to the St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) in 1998. In addition to daily assignments, news and photo projects, Shadd spends a considerable amount of his time photographing sports. Shadd’s other interests include running, traveling and rehabbing old houses. (but not all at the same time…)