I began something I didn't know what would be such a profound love for photojournalism around age six and began to slowly see it take shape through my experiences in high school and eventually at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication.

As I grow to understand storytelling more and more through this medium, I cannot help but love it more for the places it takes me, the people I meet and the experiences it brings me to. 

I am originally from Portland, Oregon, but am currently working in Davenport, Iowa after moving to the state during the Iowa Caucus.

I like to put myself where I don't know if I belong and to observe, learn and document. 

When I am not collecting photos or video, I hope to be outdoors, snowboarding, hiking, camping or working on a project at home.

Let's chat. 

atabeyta@gmail.com

503.939.7719