About Lukas Flippo

Contact Info - lukasflippophoto@gmail.com, 662-315-7978

Lukas is a photographer and writer exploring rural communities in America through both place and people. Where they have been, where they are now, where they are headed. And the ways that direction, whether it be death by flight to the city or the revival of the quiet blink-of-an-eye downtown a stone’s throw from the Friday night heroes running to the cadence of cheerleaders who picked up their first pom-poms and uniforms from their mother, manifest themselves in the people who see that lone stoplight as home or a blinking reminder of what their home once was.

He has interned at the Sun Herald and the Mississippi Free Press, and he was a Pulliam Fellow at the Indianapolis Star in 2021. His work has been published in national publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, and the Wall Street Journal, as well as in solo shows and group shows across the world. As a first-generation student at Yale University, he currently studies Visual, Literary, and Performative Cultures within American History, as well as journalism and Russian.  You can reach Lukas at 662-315-7978 or lukas.flippo@yale.edu.

Selected Awards/Grants

2023 - Rich Mahan Best Student Portfolio. Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar.

2023 - Eddie Adams Workshop. XXXVI. 

2023 - White House Press Association Eyes of History. Runner-Up, Student Portfolio.

2023 - Boyd's Station Dusk to Dusk. Best of Show, Photo Essay.

2020-2023 - FujiFilm Student of Storytelling Grant Recipient. 

2023 -  Reinke Grant for Visual Storytelling Recipient. Boyd's Station, Kentucky.

2023 - Finalist, Photo Essay. Society of Professional Journalists Diamond Awards.

2021 - Gold, Sports Feature Photograph. College Photographer of the Year 76.

2021 - Bronze, Sports Portfolio.  College Photographer of the Year 76.

2021 - 1st Place, General News Photograph. Mississippi Press Association.

2021 - 1st Place, Portrait. Mississippi Press Association.

2021 - 2nd Place,  Photo Story. Mississippi Press Association.

2021 - 3rd Place, Spot News Photograph. Mississippi Press Association.

2020 - 1st Place, Region 1, Spot News Photograph. Society of Professional Journalists. 

Selected Exhibitions/Publications

2024 - New York Portfolio Review.

2023 - Slow Exposures 2023. Celebrating the Rural South. 

2023 - The Photo Review. Photography periodical. Juror: Deborah Willis

2023 - The September Show. Group show, Alexandria Museum of Art. Alexandria, Louisiana. Honorable Mention.

2023 - American Runaway. Full issue feature, DekUnu Photography Magazine.

2023 - A Quiet PlaceGroup show, The PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, Vermont.

2023 - Violence. Photograph published, STEM Magazine Issue XII. 

2023 - Poetry and Art. Group show, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 

2023 - Where We Live. Group show, South by Southeast Gallery. Molena, Georgia.

2023 - American Runaway. Solo show, Ezra Stiles Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut.

2023 - The Lost and Found. Solo show, Ezra Stiles Art Gallery. New Haven, Connecticut.

2023 - Scene and Meaning. Group show, PH21 Gallery. Barcelona, Spain. 

2022 - Focus on the Story. Artist interview and panel discussion with Ibarionex Perello.

2020 - Lukas Flippo's Stories of Hope. Rangefinder Magazine. 

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