Dania Maxwell is a employees photographer on the Los Angeles Instances. Earlier than becoming a member of the newsroom in 2018, she spent two years freelancing in Colombia, South America, the place she produced a brief documentary movie concerning the Wayuu folks and the way they’re affected by one of many world’s largest open coal mines in La Guajira. Beforehand, she spent three years as a employees photographer on the Naples Each day Information in Florida. Whereas there she was awarded an Emmy, POYi, Sigma Delta Chi and Edward R. Murrow award for her work photographing and filming an adolescent boy changing into a person whereas he was recognized with terminal most cancers. Maxwell acquired a grasp’s diploma in visible communication from Ohio College and accomplished internships on the Oregonian and the Sandusky Register. She has attended Eddie Adams and the Missouri Picture Workshop. A California native, she acquired her bachelor of arts from Sarah Lawrence School.