Cameron Pollack has served as The Citadel’s Manager of Photography since 2020. Prior to joining The Citadel, he graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Government and completed internships with the Boston Red Sox, NPR, Detroit Free Press and The Philadelphia Inquirer. If he doesn’t have a camera in his hand, you can find Cameron reading on his porch, trying every new restaurant in Charleston or roller skating in Hampton Park.
“I had no idea how 2021 would pan out. Would we spend the year masking and social distancing with a perpetual drone of anxiety over our heads as we had in 2020? Or would we get vaccinated and quickly return to something resembling the before times? Not knowing what the outcome would be, I resolved to do what I always do — document what makes The Citadel unique; and show the strength of our community whenever I saw it.
Whether it’s General Walters cheering on the basketball team by himself, Sergeant Major Jason Moffitt getting vaccinated by one of our own nursing cadets, knobs embracing on Recognition Day, our Regimental Commander Kathryn Christmas welcoming her VMI counterpart at parade, Sierra Company commander Jaret Price leading a stair climb commemorating 9/11 or our Volleyball team supporting each other at the NCAA tournament, I was always drawn to the moments when we lifted each other up.
In this time of perpetual flux, building and nurturing our community, supporting one another and marching forward together is, to me, what principled leadership looks like. Going into 2022, I’ll still be photographing with that in mind.”
Cameron Pollack, Manager of Photography for The Citadel