Dave Weatherwax is the Visuals Editor at The Herald in Jasper, Ind. A small, family-owned newspaper, The Herald is honored annually for its community journalism and use of photography in covering Dubois County. Dave has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to document the life and culture in southern Indiana for the last few years. He greatly values the relationships he forms with the subjects he documents for The Saturday Feature, a weekly photo column.
Before coming to Jasper, he was a staff photographer and videographer for The Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Mich. Dave is a graduate of the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. He is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich.
In Jasper, Dave has contributed to a picture editing team that has earned several editing and best use awards in both Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism. His story work for The Saturday Feature has also been honored in both competitions. His work documenting Dubois County has earned him third place POYi Photographer of the Year in 2013 and NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets) in both 2012 and 2013.