About Me

Storytelling is the connective twine of my work.

A Midwest native, I love photography for the anthropological and historical aspects. I'm a timekeeper: weaving creative visual narratives about people and places, locally and globally. 


I worked for over a decade at newspapers and as the journalism world changed I adapted and chose to shift my storytelling focus to working in education, health and conservation - issues I discovered I most cared about after traveling and documenting in over 50 countries and living abroad from Europe to Asia to Central America - preserving the surreal, simple, colorful and beautiful all along the way.

I call Denver, Colorado, home, and am known to leave for adventure, near and far, with less than 24 hour notice.

Contact

alschwengel@gmail.com

Collaborations and Publications

* Metropolitan State University of Denver

* U.S. Department of State

* Rush University Medical Center


* Hampshire College

* Rustic Pathways

* Cornell University

* The Huffington Post

* The Guardian

* Google - Zagat

* The Washington Post

* The Boston Globe

* Northwest Herald

* St. Paul Pioneer Press

* Associated Press

* Chicago Magazine

* Shaw Media

* The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

* Marriott Hotels

* Visit Minneapolis North

* Williston Northampton School

* The University of Minnesota School of Design

* Oberlin College

* Best Friends Animal Society

* JP Morgan Chase and Co.

* Turo

* The Joffrey Ballet


B.A. Journalism, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


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