Max Whittaker

Max Whittaker

Max Whittaker (@maxwhittaker) is a freelance photojournalist based in Sacramento. He also covers news and social and environmental issues in the West for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harper's, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters and many other news outlets.

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The Destruction Left Behind by the California Fires

Over the past week, a series of fires destroyed tens of thousands of acres in and around Sonoma County, burning homes, cars, and wineries in their wake. We sent a photographer to document the aftermath.

Max Whittaker
Oct 17, 2017

The Tools They Carry: Ski Patrollers’ Most Important Gear

A regular day of skiing requires a lot of gear, so you can imagine how much ski patrollers have to carry while they’re out keeping us safe on the slopes. To find out exactly what they pack, we caught up with Robin McElroy, an 11-year veteran of the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol, Alaskan heli-ski guide, and former big-mountain ski competitor.

Max Whittaker
Feb 3, 2017