Gary Porter was a judge in the 2020 v02 Contest
Gary Porter has been a photojournalist with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since 1984. He has worked on many award-winning stories, including the ground breaking "Made in China" series that helped explain the relationship between what Is happening economically and socially in China and the loss of jobs and business in Wisconsin. Porter also won an Oversees Press Club award in photojournalism and a United Nations World Hunger Year Award, as well as a National Press Photographers Association award for his photographs from "Empty Cradles: The Global Tragedy of Child Mortality," for which he photographed in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Porter has also been chosen as the Wisconsin News Photographer of the Year five times while he has been at the Journal Sentinel. Most recently, he was awarded Photographer of the Year with the WNPA making this the sixth time in his career. In 2011, he won the Pulitzer Prize for the story "One in a Billion", a young boy having his DNA sequenced. Other recent major stories include the last Hmong migration from Thailand to the United States, chronic wasting disease and foot-and-mouth disease in the U.K. Porter attended the University of Wisconsin System and studied photography at Ryerson University in Toronto.