Maya Valentine

Photo Editor
The Washington Post
   
Location: Washington, DC
Nationality: African American
Biography: Maya Nicole Valentine is an Afro-Latina, Chicago born, female photo editor and visual storyteller. She is currently a Photo assignment editor at The Washington Post. Prior to this, she completed the first Visura Mentorship program, a photo... MORE
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Photo Editing for the Columbia Missourian: Hold Tight Until the End
Copyright Maya Valentine 2024
Updated Jun 2020
Topics Editorial, Football, Multimedia, Photography, Youth
Just before the Rock Bridge versus Helias Catholic game began, 13-year-old Jack Ewers wrapped his arms around his mother in preparation to pray. Leaning in closer, his mother Tam Ewers grinned. The two, holding tightly until the end of the prayer, came to support an older brother — a senior in the band. Battle, Rock Bridge and Fulton boarded buses and took a trip away from home. Returning to Columbia with a lone Spartan win and Hornet, Bruin losses, our visual journalists present 'Friday Night Sights'the magic and wonder of Friday night football.
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