Sarahbeth Maney is ProPublica’s first Diamonstein-Spielvogel visual fellow, focused on documenting in-depth investigative stories through photography. Maney was previously a staff photojournalist at the Detroit Free Press, where she focused on topics related to housing insecurity, the life-altering impact of gun violence and social justice issues that disproportionately impact Black and brown communities. From 2021-22, she covered national politics as a photography fellow for The New York Times’s Washington bureau and captured one of the most iconic images from the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Maney has garnered many notable awards for her work, including the General News Award of Excellence from Pictures of the Year International and Time’s Top 10 Photos of the Year. A series of her images from the Black Lives Matter movement was acquired by the Library of Congress. In 2022, she was the first ever photojournalist to be selected as the National Association of Black Journalists’ Emerging Journalist of the Year.
Maney, a native of the California Bay Area, earned her Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University as a journalism major with emphasis in photojournalism and a minor in education.