Photograph by Drew Osumi

Shira Stoll is a visual journalist from Patchogue, New York. She currently is a Multimedia Specialist at the Staten Island Advance. Shira also is a Master's degree candidate at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In May 2015, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Photo Illustration, also from Syracuse University. Her past experience includes internships at Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, M.D., Madrid Guidepost Magazine in Madrid, Spain, & NBC Universal in Los Angeles, C.A.

Shira's work has been featured in The New York Times Lens Blog, The New York Daily News, Thrillist,,, and The Long Island Advance, among others. She also was a student at the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII in October 2015. 

Awards & Recognitions

1st Place NPPA Quarterly Multimedia 2017
Short Form Video, Quarter 4

Nikon Golden Eye: Best Vision Award 2016, The Fall Workshop
Newhouse School, Syracuse University

Dr. Frank Meola Photography Prize 2015
Newhouse School, Syracuse University

3rd Place Press Club of Long Island Media Award 2013
The Long Island Advance, Patchogue N.Y. 

Congressional Recognition Award 2011
Lyceum Gallery, Riverhead N.Y.

Photography Long Island Scholar-Artist 2011
Newsday, Long Island N.Y. 

Grand Prize: Student Category 2010
Gurwin Photo Contest, Commack, N.Y.

Achievement in Photography Award 2010
Long Island's Best Young Artists

Heckscher Art Museum, Huntington,  N.Y.

Go Ape Award: Achievement in Photography 2010
Huntington Art League 2D Portfolio, N.Y.