Chase Sutton is a photo editor for POLITICO based in New York City. As a photo editor, he commissions original photography and researches wires and photo archives to enhance the publication's storytelling and inform POLITICO's audience on the impact of politics and policy. Chase works on photo-based stories and larger collaborate visual projects in addition to daily news and magazine pieces.
Chase also has extensive experience as a photojournalist with a focus on politics and sports. He has documented the 2020 presidential election, Black Lives Matter and Stop Asian Hate protests, and the initial Covid-19 outbreak in New York City. He has also photographed sporting events like the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, the Copa America Centenario soccer tournament, and the the New York/Boston marathons.
Chase graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in communication with a concentration in critical journalism and a minor in journalistic writing. He spent all four years at Penn as a photographer and editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper, where he won several awards for his work.
Chase attended Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII in 2020, and he is an active member of the White House News Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association.
College Photographer of the Year – Silver, Sports Portfolio (Oct. 2021)
College Media Association - 1st Place, Sports News and Sports Feature Photo (Oct. 2021)
Associated College Press Spring Contest - 1st, 3rd, 5th Place News Photo and 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Sports Photo (June 2021)
NPPA Q1 Student Contest – 1st Place, Sports Action and 2nd Place, General News (April 2021)
White House News Photographers Association Student Award – Finalist (Feb. 2021)
The Daily Pennsylvanian Lifetime Achievement Award (Jan. 2021)
Associated College Press COVID 19 Design/Visuals Award – 3rd Place (Oct. 2020)
Associated College Press Sports Photograph of the Year (Nov. 2019)
Here is Chase's resume. He is on Instagram @chasesutton99 and Twitter @chase_sutton99
Photo by Kylie Cooper