Carson Connolly: October Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Carson Connolly Carson Connolly, 19, from Marietta, Georgia, photographs to capture memories for others. Connolly’s photograph received the most votes among the other nominees. He previously won Photographer of the […]

David DuBose: September Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by David Dubose David DuBose, 24, from Huntsville, Alabama, photographs with the focus of bringing what he sees in his head to life. DuBose’s photograph received the most votes among […]

Max Hasselberg: August Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Max Hasselberg Max Hasselberg, 19, from Dalton, Georgia, believes the best advice is to “do what you want to do.” Hasselberg’s photograph received the most votes among the other […]

A Woman of Science and Technology


Text by Chessa Birrell/ Photos by Ambria Clark Ambria Clark, an industrial engineer at Lockheed Martin for the past 16 years, found her love of technology and engineering early in life. She is passionate about […]

Kevin Liljegren: June Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Kevin Liljegren Kevin Liljegren, a photographer from Stockholm, Sweden, is Bokeh Focus’ June Photographer of the Month. Liljegren’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. He previously […]

The New Generation of Women in Tech: Meet Sarah Gaines


Text by Cameron Hurdle/ Photos by Daka David The technology field is becoming more diverse, not only culturally, but with more women, too. Since the field has historically been male-dominated, I looked for a woman […]

Christian Gehrke: May Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Christian Gehrke Christian Gehrke, a photographer currently living in Kennesaw, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ May Photographer of the Month. Gehrke’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. […]

Jon Woodman: April Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Jon Woodman Jon Woodman, a local photographer from Atlanta, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ April Photographer of the Month. Woodman’s photograph received the most votes among four other nominees. He […]

Sarah Swetlik: March Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Sarah Swetlik Sarah Swetlik, a local photographer from Atlanta, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ March Photographer of the Month. Swetlik’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. She […]

Healing, Empowering, and Justice


Text by Cassidy Valbrun/ Photos courtesy of Cassidy Valbrun This story highlights a woman leader making a difference in the South Asian community of Atlanta, impacted by domestic violence. Aparna Bhattacharyya received her bachelor’s degree […]

Melanie Page: A Leader From Birth


Text by Jayde Scogin/ Photos courtesy of Melanie Page Melanie Page was born to her Irish-Italian mother, Joan Ventura, in a “girls home” in Alabama. Ventura was only 17 years old at the time when […]

Never Stop Following Your Dreams


Text by Vaso Poulokefalos/ Photos Caroline Stephens Miles Caroline Stephens Miles has dedicated her career to helping injured athletes. She is currently the head athletic trainer for Madison County High School and has recently decided […]

Small Town Leaders with Big Impacts


Text by Dionna Russell/ Photos Lashanna Brooks Being from a town like Savannah, Georgia opens many opportunities to learn about history and even gives you the chance to create history. When I think of a […]

Zoran Babić: February Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Zoran Babić Zoran Babić, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is Bokeh Focus’ February Photographer of the Month. Babić’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. He previously won Photographer […]

Poor Little Indian Girl from Poarch’ Becomes First Chairwoman of Alabama Tribe


Text by Kaylee Salter/ Photos courtesy of Megan Zamoro Stephanie A. Bryan is a proud wife, mother, and the first chairwoman of the only federally recognized Native American tribe in Alabama: The Poarch Band of […]

Ash Rahman: January Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Ash Rahman Ash Rahman, from Birmingham, United Kingdom, is Bokeh Focus’ January Photographer of the Month. Rahman’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. He previously won […]

Jan Von Bargen: December Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Jan Von Bargen Jan von Bargen, of Hamburg, Germany, is Bokeh Focus’ December Photographer of the Month. Von Bargen’s photograph received the most votes among four other nominees. He […]

Shay Lamb: November Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Shay Lamb Shay Lamb, 19, of Greenville, South Carolina, is Bokeh Focus’ November Photographer of the Month. Lamb’s photograph received the most votes among three other nominees. She previously […]

Alyssa Fields: October Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Alyssa Fields Alyssa Fields, 11, of Brooklyn, New York, is Bokeh Focus’ October Photographer of the Month. Fields’ photograph received the most votes among four other nominees. She previously […]

Amy: September Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Amy Amy, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia, is Bokeh Focus’ September Photographer of the Month. Amy’s photograph received the most votes in September. She previously won photographer of the week […]

Many Hands Make Lighter Loads


Text by Jessica Strickland/ Photos by Jessica Strickland Debbie Booher is an advocate for the homeless in Austin, Texas. Along with working a full-time job, Booher has dedicated her life and free time to serving […]

Emma Walkington: August Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Emma Walkington Emma Walkington, 19, from Phoenix, Arizona, is our August Photographer of the Month winner. She currently lives in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Walkington competed against three other photographers and […]

An American Hero


Text by Della Sanford/ Photos by Elinor Sanford and the U.S. Army This story highlights the triumphs of an African American, lesbian soldier during twenty-two years of service in the Army, including deployment during the […]

Avery Fields: July Photographer of the Month


Interview by Bokeh Focus/ Photos by Avery Fields Avery Fields, 24, from Brooklyn, New York, is our July Photographer of the Month winner. He currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Fields competed against three other photographers […]

Survivor, Mother, Principle and Activist


Text by Maddie Hughes/ Photos courtesy Maddie Hughes When tasked with finding a female leader in our community, I searched around to find one, and  realized that my own mother is a prime example. She […]

The Potential Within


Text by Ciana Bruce/ Photos by Charletta Cloud & Ciana Bruce Church and education sustained her passion for serving others. But her potential paved the path for a new service — leadership.  Jacquelyn Ponder, who […]

Amber Fields: June Photographer of the Month


Interview by Avery Fields/ Photos by Amber Fields Amber Fields, 18, from Brooklyn, New York, is our June Photographer of the Month winner. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Fields competed against three other photographers […]

Standing in the Gap: The Life of Missionary Gussie Breedlove


Text by Stephanie Breedlove/ Photos courtesy of Gussie Breedlove One of the unsung heroes of the Atlanta community is Missionary Gussie Breedlove. This story explores her life and impact on poverty-stricken communities throughout Atlanta. Missionary […]