Leah Hogsten is an award-winning photographer for The Salt Lake Tribune where she has worked for nearly two decades, a career that has fueled her passion for visual storytelling. Her 2016 portraits of people who have been sexually assaulted were a collaborative effort, she says, as she worked with individuals to determine whether they wanted to show their identity and if so, to what degree. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism.
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This exhaustive and meticulously reported year-long inquiry into BYU’s practice of investigating students who report sexual assaults for possible violations of the school’s Honor Code led to sweeping policy changes at BYU, and prompted wider soul-searching on rape culture in Utah. Judges called The Salt Lake Tribune’s coverage “a rare combination of journalistic rigor, aggressive reporting and compassion.” Originally published by The Salt Lake Tribune between April - October, 2016.
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