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Arkasha Stevenson
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Arkasha Stevenson

Former Staff, Intern and Producer

Arkasha Stevenson is a photojournalist currently based in Los Angeles. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina in December 2010. While attending school, she documented issues in the rural South, such as drug addiction and prostitution in Durham, N.C., and child care in Elizabethtown, Ky.


For the last year and a half Stevenson has worked as a photography and video intern at the Los Angeles Times. During her internship she has had the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of subjects, including the Occupy movement, the remote desert squatter camp of Slab City and the Coachella Music Festival, and has been sent internationally to follow the Stanley Cup. For six months, Stevenson had the privilege of documenting 19-year-old Jesus Garcia’s battle with terminal cancer.


In 2011 Stevenson won first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program National Photojournalism Championship. She was named the 2011 College Photographer of the Year by the North Carolina Press Photographers Association and was awarded first place for multimedia in the College Photographer of the Year competition.




Hungry Horse by Pieter ten Hoopen

Hungry Horse captures the spirit of renewal, peace and serenity through stunning landscapes and intimate oral histories.

Swan Song by Rick Gershon and Caitlyn Greene

When Marilyn is diagnosed with dementia at age 58, her daughters refocused their lives to care for her during her most precious years. They try to juggle it all until they are forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

Japan's Disposable Workers for Pulitzer Center

Japan’s Disposable Workers examines the country’s employment crisis: from suicide caused by overworking, to temporary workers forced by economics to live in internet cafes, and the elderly who wander a town in search of shelter and food.

H-Town Stories for Neighborhood Centers Inc.

This is a pair of stories about incredible resilience. One family navigates the unknowns of dementia while another builds a life from zero after fleeing religious persecution.

These Bones of Mine for Neighborhood Centers Inc.

Syed was the black sheep. When he told his family he wanted to convert to a minority sect of Islam, they put a warrant out for his murder. He survived the horrific attempt at his life, but that is only the beginning of his story.

Swan Song for Neighborhood Centers Inc.

When Marilyn is diagnosed with dementia at age 58, her daughters refocused their lives to care for her during her most precious years. They try to juggle it all until they are forced to make a heartbreaking decision.

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