“In terms of long-term influence, I'd say my Reuters assignment to cover Standing Rock was the most important assignment I've had. I went to Standing Rock not on assignment, but thankfully after three days, Adrees Latif at Reuters called to put me on assignment for the breaking news I was already photographing on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota. Adrees Latif believed in me and ended up assigning me for 6 weeks.
Reuters was the only wire service to embed a journalist long term during that time at Standing Rock. My photos were extensively published in the media's stories. My photos of the November 20th nighttime water cannon battle between the water protectors and police were some of the first to get out about the event and were very influential. One of these photos was published on the cover of the New York Times on November 22, 2017. This photo also won a spot in the pictures of the year from the following news organizations: Reuters, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Atlantic and RT.”