Eugene Tapahe

A photographer and writer specializing in capturing the heart of Native American people

Eugene Tapahe (Diné) is an award-winning photographer and writer who specializes in capturing the beautiful landscape and people of the Southwest. His experience ranges from Managing Editor, Art Director, Senior Animator/Designer, Photographer, and Creative Web Developer for publications such as The Navajo Times, Native Peoples Magazine and ESPN The Magazine. During his career, Eugene has been a board member of the Native American Journalists Association numerous times and served as a student mentor at numerous NAJA conferences, UNITY 2008 and 2012. He continues to give back through student mentorship projects, alumni association groups, college student advisor/teacher positions, and promoting viable Native American businesses. Eugene graduated in 1992 from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. He is from the Navajo Nation and currently resides in Provo, Utah with his wife, Sharon and two daughters, Erin and Dion.