Philip B. Poston is the Photo Editor and Chief Photographer for The Sentinel and Aurora Magazine. A photojournalism graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver, Poston specializes in documentary photography, news, features and sports photography, portraiture and still life. Influencers include Craig F. Walker, Kendrick Brinson and David Walter Banks, Maurizio Di Iorio and Phil Ellsworth.
While at MSU Denver, Philip was the Photo Editor for The Metropolitan, MSU Denver's student-run weekly newspaper. While working for The Metropolitan, he received a 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Mark Of Excellence award in Region 9 for General News Photography and was a finalist the same year for Breaking News Photography and Sports Photography. He was also awarded a 2015 Honorable Mention in General News photography from the Associated Collegiate Press. Since then he has been recognized as a finalist by the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Associated Press.
Poston has been published in CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, NewYorkPost.com, US News & World Report, Toronto Star, SF Gate, Seattle PI, Washington Examiner, TheAtlantic.com, The Denver Post, NewScientist.com, DailyMailUK.com and a bevy of regional Colorado news papers.
"A single photograph, taken by a longtime friend, inspired me to become a photojournalist. The image showed a man smoking a cigar at The Masters golf tournament. He was shrouded in a cloud of smoke, while the vibrant green of the grass in the background made his sharp white Panama hat stand out in pristine relief. The man's blue shirt provided a simple contrast between primary colors. With that image, my obsession for photojournalism, primary colors, and most importantly symmetry, were born." Philip Poston