Ryan Kelly


Ryan M. Kelly is a freelance photojournalist based in Richmond, Virginia specializing in news and sports.

Kelly was a staff photographer at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia from 2013 to 2017. The Unite the Right rally and aftermath marked his final assignment at the newspaper. His coverage of the deadly car attack won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography.

Kelly discovered an interest in journalism as a reporter and editor at The Captain's Log, the student newspaper at Christopher Newport University. Developing a passion for photojournalism, he interned at the Daily Press and freelanced for newspapers around Virginia before joining the Progress. He has been recognized with awards from World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, College Photographer of the Year, and the Virginia News Photographers Association.