Hilary Swift

Hilary Swift is a freelance photojournalist interested in documenting politics, social issues and breaking news based out of New York City. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times national, political and metro desks. 

A Vermont native, Swift attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa studying environmental science before obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute in Ventura, California. Prior to freelancing, Swift interned at The New York Times, The Free-Lance Star and The Reno Gazette Journal. She has attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, the New York Portfolio Review and the Missouri Photo Workshop as well as nominated for the 2016 and 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass. In November, 2015 Swift attended a Conflict Photography Workshop in Southern Spain.  


Awards & Recognition : 

2016–Getty Reportage Emerging Talent Award

2017– POYI–1st place Science & Natural History

2017– Northern Short Course– 1st place, Feature


Special Projects: 

The Contenders Virtual Reality Project on the campaign trail for The New York Times

The Wait Photographs of people waiting in line around the city for The New York Times

Offshore Game of Online Sports Betting A story in Curaçao investigating sports betting.

Success Spoils a U.S. Program to Round Up Wild Horses Virtual Reality

California Marijuana Legalization  Virtual Reality

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