About Me

I'm Alex McIntyre, a rock climber, photographer and journalist raised in Tucson, Arizona. Currently, I'm interning as a photojournalist at the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana. Previously, I spent two and a half years on the photo desk of my college paper, The Daily Wildcat, interned on the photo desk of the Arizona Daily Star and at Arizona Athletics, freelanced for the Daily Star and SBNation.com Longform and spent a summer studying photojournalism in Orvieto, Italy under UA photojournalism professor Kim Newton. In May of 2017, I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a thematic minor in the biological sciences.

I started climbing at age nine after a field trip to Rocks and Ropes, a local climbing gym, and still dedicate myself to the absurd pursuit of trying to scale small rocks by the hardest possible path. Climbing has taken me as far abroad as the Cederberg mountains of South Africa and allowed me to spend a huge amount of time in incredibly beautiful places even close to home. These landscapes and climbing's unique movement are what originally inspired me to pick up a camera and document the world around me, and have driven me to and past my limits in a myriad of ways time and time again.

In my personal photography, I look to punk rock and skate photography as an aesthetic largely unexplored in a climbing context and frequently use strobes to create high contrast compositions while capturing those around me giving their hardest efforts on the rocks I spend much of my life on and around.

Awards:

  • 2017: 2nd Place, Arizona Press Club College Photographer of the Year 2016
  • 2017: J.Y. Bryan Prize for Interpretive Photography – The University of Arizona School of Journalism
  • 2017: Arizona Daily Wildcat Alumni Award in recognition of career achievement and general excellence – The Daily Wildcat
  • 2016: Excellence in Photography – The Daily Wildcat
  • 2016: Excellence in Breaking/Spot News Reporting – The Daily Wildcat
  • 2013: 1st Place, Creative Expression, Honors First Year Project – The University of Arizona Honors College
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