Game. Set. Match.

Crowd and player at Wimbledon separated by black lines

Patrick Smith ’09 sees things in ways that few others can.

The photojournalist (and former Towerlight photographer) travels the world shooting athletes and the games they play for Getty Images.

Each year, photojournalists enter their favorite images and portfolios into the most prestigious photojournalism competitions in the globe hoping to be recognized. This year, he was honored as the Sports Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International and NPPA Best of Photojournalism, respectively.

This is the second time he won the POYI honor and the third time being named for NPPA since he started his career after majoring in communication at TU. Among his photos was this shot from Wimbledon in England.

“ With this image, I was given freedom to find unique angles of the tournament that no one had ever seen before. Using light and shadows I was able to frame this compelling image which highlighted my portfolio. ”

Patrick Smith ’09