Mahaskey’s career highlights include more than twelve months work as an embedded journalist covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Beginning his career in Southern Iowa, Mahaskey has covered county fairs to national political conventions, small town football to professional baseball along with numerous international assignments to Afghanistan, Iraq, India, UAE, Japan, and elsewhere across the globe. National publication credits include People Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Time, Politico, Der Spiegel and scores of daily newspapers worldwide.
Broadcast credits for still images include CNN, Fox News, NBC Nightly News, ABC’s Nightline and a recent PBS Frontline piece that documented President Trump’s rise to power. Mahaskey’s video work has been used by CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, Discovery Channel and others.
Mahaskey has received numerous national and international awards for his photojournalism work including Pictures of the Year International, White House News Photographers Association, American Photography, Photo District News Photo Annual, Siena International Photo Awards, SABEW, multiple Peter Lisagor Awards (Chicago), multiple National Headliner Awards and named 2017 Photographer of the Year at NPPA’s Northern Short Course.
A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mahaskey holds a Master of Fine Arts in Studio.