My name is Chloe Trofatter and I am a Michigan-based photojournalist and master's student at Michigan State University.
My grandpa started the first newspaper in my small Northern Michigan hometown where I eventually got my first photo internship as a high school graduate — so you could say journalism is in my blood. 
I was further drawn into this world by the excitement of covering concerts, Big Ten football games and presidential campaigns, but I stayed because of the everyday people I’ve met who live to better their communities.  
I'm forever amazed by all peoples and cultures and aim to learn about and document them with integrity and respect. Everyone has a story and I want to help tell it. 
Contact me via email: or through my socials linked below. View a detailed resume here.
Recent recognition
Michigan Press Association, 2023 College Better Newspaper Contest: Best Photographer
Boyd's Station Project 306.36 2024 Ed Reinke Visual Storytelling Grant Recipient
Associated College Press 2023 Multimedia Story of the Year: Photo Slideshow Finalist 
Michigan Press Photographer's Association, College Photographer of the Year Finalist
Michigan Press Association, 2022 College Better Newspaper Contest: Best News-Only Photo Finalist
77th Annual College Photographer of the Year: Sports Feature, Gold 
Society of Professional Journalists, Region 4, 2022 Mark of Excellence Awards: Breaking News Photography Finalist
Michigan Press Association, 2021 College Better Newspaper Contest: Feature Story Honorable Mention

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