Meet the editor: Anna von Pechmann, photo director

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Anna von Pechmann is the photo director for The Collegian and is a third-year journalism and media communications major with a minor in global environmental sustainability. 

Since first joining The Collegian freshman year, von Pechmann has worked her way up from staff photographer in 2018 to photo editor in 2019. Working with an inspiringly talented photo team, von Pechmann is looking forward to a year of strong visuals and impactful photo stories. 

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“(von Pechmann) believes the best images have a unique way of emotionally connecting viewers to stories, and that is what she strives to do in her work.”

Originally choosing Colorado State University for its strong natural resources college, von Pechmann was surprised to find such passion for photojournalism when she started working for the paper. Now with more experience up her sleeve, von Pechmann is excited to use her love for the field to get creative with photo content, support the new desk of photographers and document the happenings of this historical time. 

With the ultimate goal of working as a professional photojournalist or visual storyteller, von Pechmann hopes to continue growing as an artist and communicator while serving as photo director at The Collegian this year. She believes the best images have a unique way of emotionally connecting viewers to stories, and that is what she strives to do in her work. 

Outside of work, von Pechmann spends most of her time climbing with friends and exploring the mountains of Colorado. Aside from people, plants are von Pechmann’s favorite subjects to photograph. 

Anna von Pechmann can be reached at photo@collegian.com or on Instagram @101avp.