Ryan M. Kelly is a freelance photojournalist based in Richmond, Virginia specializing in news and sports.
Kelly was a staff photographer at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia from 2013 to 2017. The Unite the Right rally and aftermath marked his final assignment at the newspaper. His coverage of the deadly car attack won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.
Kelly discovered an interest in journalism as a reporter and editor at The Captain's Log, the student newspaper at Christopher Newport University. Developing a passion for photojournalism, he interned at the Daily Press and freelanced for newspapers around Virginia before joining the Progress. He has been recognized with awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, and the Virginia News Photographers Association.
April 2018 - Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography
April 2018 - World Press Photo - Spot News, second prize singles
February 2018 - Pictures of the Year International - First Place, Spot News
January 2018 - TIME's Top 10 Photos of 2017
November 2014 – VNPA 2014 clip contest, third quarter – Second Place, Sports
February 2014 – VNPA 2013 clip contest, fourth quarter – Second Place, Sports
Nov. 2012 – CPOY 67 – Award of Excellence, Sports Feature
April 2010 – Sports Shooter Academy VII