Meet the team


Kelly West is a filmmaker and photojournalist based in Austin, Texas. She has documented local communities for two decades. Her work has been featured in Texas Monthly, The Intercept, Agence France-Presse and others. She was recently Director of Photography for the HBO documentary “Running with Beto.” When she’s not on assignment, you can find Kelly hanging with her backyard chickens, playing in a ukulele cover band or canning homemade pickles.


Martin do Nascimento is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Oakland, California. He is a trilingual returned Peace Corps Volunteer and journalism has taken him around the world. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, Frontline, AJ+, Cosmopolitan Magazine, News Photographer Magazine, National Public Radio, Seeker, NBC News, Telemundo, Univisión, The Dallas Morning News, The Texas Tribune and elsewhere.


Jim Tuttle is a visual storyteller based in Austin, Texas. He has more than 10 years of journalism experience, having worked internationally for news outlets and nonprofit organizations, and in higher education. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Player’s Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, National Public Radio and Texas Public Radio, among others. He enjoys traveling, camping and exploring roadside oddities.


Cecily Sailer is a writer based in Austin, Texas. She has worked as a writer and producer in print and television journalism, and worked for more than a decade with nonprofits providing literary and creative writing programs. Cecily holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston. Her writing and reviews have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, The Texas Observer, Austin Fit Magazine, and others. Her interests range from snow globes and Tarot cards to baseball and bird-watching.