Photo courtesy of Mia Barnes

Photo courtesy of Mia Barnes


Growing up, photographing my friends and family became a way to commemorate the little details about my personal life. I yearned to document the ups and downs of my adolescence and for some reason, a camera was the best way I knew how. It became a personal diary and a way to process life as it unfolded in front of me.

Plagued by shyness, I assumed no one would want to share their personal stories. Looking back, I realize now that our culture conditions us to be private and never pry unless the person is a close friend or family member. Studying photojournalism has helped me to better understand the human condition, which allows us all to relate to each other to some capacity.

I am happiest when meeting new people who can give face to issues on a micro and macro scale. Storytelling with empathy, transparency and humor is my goal whenever I’m engaging in projects.

I am expected to graduate in May, 2019 with a degree in Visual Communications - Photojournalism from Ohio University. I have previously been the photo intern for The Hill and the multimedia intern or USA Today. Both of my internships have been based in the D.C. area.

Open to relocation and currently taking freelance assignments.

Feel free to contact me!

Phone: 216-905-3948