Tracy Boulian has recently left her staff photography position at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. She has been nationally recognized for her work, with a portfolio award from the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, a multimedia award in the National Press Photographers’ Association Best of Photojournalism contest, a photography award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a top-10 ranking as a photographer in the Southeast United States through the National Press Photographers’ Association, and numerous state and regional awards in Florida, Ohio, Michigan, the Midwest, and the Southeast. Her work has been published nationally and internationally, with publications including USA Today, MSNBC.com, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, ESPN The Magazine, the Washington Post, and in connection with the Academy Award nominated film Super Size Me. In 2005, she was chosen as one of 25 emerging photographers by The Magenta Foundation, and her work was exhibited at the Redux Gallery in New York and at Lennox Contemporary in Toronto. In 2006, Photo District News magazine featured her picture story on the closing of the Naples Drive-In. In 2009, the book “LeBron James The Making of an MVP”, featured a number of her photos of the basketball star.
Tracy has a B.F.A. in Photography and Imaging and in Anthropology from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. In addition to The Plain Dealer, she has worked as a photographer at newspapers across the country including the Naples (Florida) Daily News, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, the New Haven Register, and the Jackson (Michigan) Citizen Patriot.