Matt Mcclain

Country: United States 🇺🇸

Matt McClain is a staff photographer with The Washington Post. He previously worked at the Rocky Mountain News and the Ventura County Star. During his time as a photographer, McClain has covered a wide-range of assignments, including the 2021 attack on the United States Capitol, four presidential inaugurations, the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the 2016 Zika Virus outbreak in Brazil, and the Parkland, FL mass shooting . His work has received recognition from Pictures of the Year International, World Press Photo, Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar contest and NPPA Best of Photojournalism. He was also part of the group of journalists from The Washington Post recognized with the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in public service for coverage of the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Born and raised in rural Indiana, McClain is a graduate of Indiana University. An avid sports fan, McClain also enjoys bar trivia and karaoke. One of his lifetime goals is to be a contestant on Jeopardy.