Aaron Anders has been taking photographs since he was 10 years old. His first photograph was published in the Kansas Bankers Magazine at the age of 11. Aaron gained much of his beginning experience in 4-H photography after doing it for 10 years. He became Photo Editor at Chapman High School for two years, creating Fighting Irish Photography a business to help the journalism department. After high school, he became a photographer for Pittsburg State Universities newspaper the Collegio. It was then he became Photo Editor of the Collegio for the remaining three years of college.
Aaron is majoring in Graphic Communications Management with minors in photojournalism and business administration. He took photographs during the Chapman tornado making a DVD Slideshow raising over $7,800 for his alma mater. Some of his photographs were used by the Associated Press and were viewed all over the world. Aaron has won many awards: 2-year Photojournalism Student of the Year at Pittsburg State, 1st place in the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press Contest, 1st KU Medical Center Department of Aging Contest, and top 36 at the Kansas State Fair.
Some of the leadership positions include:Past President of the Student Association of Photographers at Pittsburg State University, member of GET (Gamma Epsilon Tau) an honorary printing fraternity, and member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association).