Ross Taylor is the winner of the Clifton Edom Award. He is known for giving back to the photojournalism community and infusing others with the power of connection. Taylor leads by example with the work he creates and the skills he shares to help educate the next generation of storytellers. A workshop he runs called The Image, Deconstructed has been so instrumental to so many photojournalists to go deeper in their thinking of story, character and development. His passion and spirit for the craft are simply bonuses. The Edom Award recognizes an individual in the tradition of University of Missouri photojournalism professor Cliff Edom to inspire and motivate members of the photojournalism community to reach new heights.