About Yfat Yossifor


Yfat Yossifor landed in Texas in March 2016 after four years up north. She moved to San Angelo to join the Standard-Times team as the chief photojournalist. 

Yossifor graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2003 with a BA in anthropology. Since college, she has worked as a commercial photographer, shooting weddings and portraits. She returned to school to 
study photojournalism at Northern Arizona University. Yossifor graduated from NAU with a BS in Journalism with a photojournalism emphasis in December 2011.

In January 2012Yossifor interned at The Bay City Times and MLive.com. She stayed in Bay County as the multimedia specialist until March 2016.

Yossifor was the recipient of six awards in news, feature, sports and photo story categories in the 2015 Michigan Press Association contest. The Bay City Times team was named the 2015 Michigan Press Association Newspaper of the Year. 

Education

2011 Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science, Journalism, photojournalism emphasis
2003 California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology. Cum Laude.

Skills
Photography:  Nikon / Canon DSLRs, still and video, audio recording, location/studio lighting
Computers: Windows and Mac platforms. Abobe Photoshop CS6, Photo Mechanic, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Lightroom, Soundslides, Microsoft Office.


Work Experience
2016 San Angelo Standard-Times
Chief Photojournalist, writer responsible for coverage of news, work on large scale projects as well as manage the photo department.

2012   Mlive Media Group
Photographer / writer, still and video, coverage of daily assignments for arts, events, portraits and features. Creating online galleries, and online news posts. Long term story packages including photo essays, videos and articles.

2011   The Arizona Republic
Photographer intern, photograph and edit daily assignments for community events, news, sports and portraits. Worked alone and with staff photographers on assignments, editing and review. Returned in Fall 2011 for a second internship, continued to work on daily still photography assignments and long term video projects.

Fall 2010   Arizona Daily Sun
Photography intern, coverage of daily assignments, editing and writing cutlines under minimal supervision. Finding events and features for stand alone art by following up on local scenes.


Awards
2015 Michigan Press Association six awards for news, feature, sports and photo essay categories.
2014 2nd place Michigan Press Photographers Association Best Multimedia Project for “Never Forget”
2014 3rd place Michigan Associated Press Media Editors Best Video with “Never Forget”
2011 Nancy Engebretson Memorial Photojournalism Award


Publications
Mlive.com, The Bay City Times, Saginaw News
Michigan United Conservation Clubs, mucc.org
The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com
The Arizona Daily Sun, azdailysun.com
The Cottonwood Journal Extra / The Camp Verde Journal
Student Concervation Association, thesca.org
Learning Center of the American Southwest, southwestlearning.org

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see
without a camera.” ― Dorothea Lange