High Fives Athlete #114 Nolan Trowe
Nolan Trowe has made High Fives very proud by setting lofty goals and working hard to make them happen for himself. This represents one of our core values, Kaizen, which is a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency.
Nolan sustained a spinal cord injury while cliff jumping in 2016 and we learned of him shortly after initial injury. The young man was dealt a tough hand but chose to remain positive and give it his all. He had a great recovery getting a great deal of function back. Nolan trained hard and continues to do so, focusing on his recovery and giving back to the disabled community.
His strong work ethic transitioned well into a life long passion of his in the form of journalism. After his injury he became a freelance journalist and has had articles featured in the New York Post, Bloomberg News Week, And Reuters.
In 2019, He received an M.A. in Experimental Humanities and Social Engagement from NYU, where he focused on human rights and photojournalism. He also had received a B.A in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach in 2015.
Just how his drive in recovery lead to something amazing as has his drive for Journalism. He was recently accepted to a very prestigious photography fellowship with VII Photography for the work he does within the disabled community. He was given this spot through the Magnum foundation as one of nine photographers chosen from 650 applicants wordwide.
Nolan also recieved first place in the Getty Images and Verizon Disability Stories Grant.
Below is some of the incredible photography taken by High Fives Athlete, Nolan Trowe