Hilary Swift

Hilary Swift is a freelance photojournalist and frequent contributor to the New York Times national, metro and sports desk. Based out of New York City, Swift is interested in documenting social issues, breaking news and politics in the United States and abroad.

A Vermont native, Swift interned at The New York Times, The Free-Lance Star and The Reno Gazette Journal. In 2016 she was awarded the Getty Reportage Emerging Talent Award and first place in POYI’s Science & Natural History. In 2017 and 2018 Swift had images included in The New York Times photos of the year and in Time’s 100 best photos of the year. Swift had her work exhibited in three different galleries in New York City, including a solo show at the Quinn and shared container at Photoville NYC. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute in 2015 after doing two year of undergraduate studies at Cornell College in Mt Vernon, IA.



Awards & Recognition : 

2016– Getty Reportage Emerging Talent Award

2017– POYI–1st place Science & Natural History


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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