Mike Kropf is an award-winning freelance photographer based in Virginia currently working as the staff photographer for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Previously the University Photographer at Longwood University, he has covered the Washington Commanders, a vice presidential debate, a gubernatorial race, concerts, and NCAA Division I athletics over the past decade.

He has won 15 Virginia Press Association awards including "Best In Show" in 2020.

With a bachelor's degree in photography, his work has been featured by NCAA, CBS, Bleacher Report, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Virginian-Pilot, The Daily Progress, The Free Lance-Star, C-VILLE Weekly, Charlottesville Tomorrow,  The Farmville Herald and others.