Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Krista Joy Niles positively loves capturing the unique beauty of everyday life, holding those moments forever suspended in photographs. Krista’s vibrant style infuses images with her affection for modern art and her infatuation with nostalgia. Krista specializes in portraiture and special event photography.

With more than 18 years of experience as a photographer, Krista has worked for the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Lincoln Journal-Star, the San Antonio Express-News and many media organizations. She studied photojournalism at San Francisco State University and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she studied art history. Krista was awarded the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News for her contributions to The New York Times’ coverage of September 11, 2001. She is currently the Program Director at VOICES, Inc., a Tucson-based non-profit, founded in 1999, that mentors youth in the documentary arts as they tell the stories of their lives through words and visuals

She was the primary still photographer for the 2008 public art project The Invisible City, in which writers, poets, dancers and filmmakers explored and created art in response to public spaces in downtown Tucson. She recently self-published her first solo photography book, HeartFound, which book publishers across the country will soon find on their desks. Krista’s 2011 wall calendar is now available for sale.