Graduate Capturing World of Sports, Earning Accolades for Work
Grace Hollars, ’19, knew from the time she was a child that she was destined for big things in the world of photojournalism. She just didn’t think they’d come this soon.
“I come from a creative family, and ever since I was a child, I wanted to take photos,” Ms. Hollars said. “I never doubted myself, but I admit that I’m humbled by my recent awards.”
A “BSU at the Games” and Daily News alum, where she covered two Olympics as a student photojournalist, Ms. Hollars has been a photographer for The Indianapolis Star since graduating from Ball State. In that role, she has excelled in the world of sports photography.
Ms. Hollars, a Muncie native, was recently hailed as one of the world’s best sports photojournalists when she placed sixth in the prestigious and worldwide “Pictures of the Year International” competition for her portfolio of sports images.
She was also honored for taking the 2021 “Indy Car Photo of the Year,” a compelling photo of the scarred hand of Indy Car driver Romain Grosjean. He was seriously burned during an accident in the 2020 Bahrain Grand Prix Formula 1 race.