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Chief Photographer Sean D. Elliot was born in Norwalk, but raised in Eugene, Oregon. He returned to New England where he graduated from the Boston University College of Communications with a degree in journalism. After internships in Lima, Ohio, and Bridgeport, Conn., he came to The Day in 1993 as the Digital Imaging Technician. He was hired as a staff photographer in 1994 and became Chief Photographer in 2002.
Sean has won numerous awards from the National Press Photographers Association Region One, New England Associated Press News Executives Association, Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Press Association (NEPA). In 1994 he was the NEPA Rookie of the Year and in 2000 the NEPA Photographer of the Year. In 2007 he was given the Community Photojournalism award by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. He has served on the board of the National Press Photographers Association, including two terms as that association’s President.
As Chief Photographer Sean oversees the assignment editing for The Day and Times photographers.
Sean, and the rest of the photo staff, can be found online blogging about their photos at theday.com's photo blog On Assignment, you can also follow him on Twitter @seandelliot and on Instagram @sdelliot
By Sean D. Elliot