Yfat 'Yffy' Yossifor found photography early on, but it was the digital SLR that lured her into multimedia storytelling. From her beginnings in weddings and portraits, Yossifor embarked on a journey to become a photojournalist.
Yossifor is currently a visual journalist with KERA, a NPR member station serving North Texas.
Previously with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a videographer, Yossifor worked on a year-long project - Life & Death in 76104 - with reporter, Nichole Manna, and was awarded first place for Star online Report of the Year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.
Yossifor made her way to Texas in 2016, as chief photojournlist for the San Angelo Standard-Times. There, she had the opportunity to travel to Haiti and Mexico on assignments as well as help cover Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi. The Haiti project won the 2016 Texas Star Online Package of the year.
In January 2012, Yossifor interned at The Bay City Times and MLive.com. She stayed in Bay County as the multimedia specialist until March 2016. She was part of the team when The Bay City Times was named the 2015 Michigan Press Association Newspaper of the Year.
When not on assignment, she is outdoors exploring in nature, hiking and backpacking.
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ― Dorothea Lange