2012-2013 GVS/VisCom Photojournalism Fellow
Will Parson is the 2012–2013 Photojournalism Fellow for the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs at Ohio University. Under the direction of Merry Foresta, former Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, he is producing multimedia stories documenting the Voinovich School's local impacts and its emphasis on experiential learning. He is also completing a master's degree in photography and multimedia storytelling from the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University.
Will received a B.S. in ecology, behavior & evolution from the University of California, San Diego, and worked as a freelance photojournalist in San Diego. As a graduate student he has produced multimedia for Soul of Athens, fallen thigh-deep in acid mine drainage, and gotten seasick while documenting sustainability issues in Nova Scotia under Project Vital: A Study of Water in North America. His work has appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Christian Science Monitor, and Discovery Channel Magazine Asia, as well as on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.