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Emma McDonald

Emma McDonald

Emma-McDonald-bio-picEmma is a graduate of East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), where she earned a BFA in Photography, focusing on portraiture.  Upon graduating, she moved to Paris, France, to work as an assistant to Michael von Graffenried, a world-renowned photojournalist. During her time in Paris, she also worked for a Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, a professional photo gallery in Montparnasse, where she handled works of Elliott Erwitt, Helmut Newton, and René Burri.

After returning to the U.S., Emma started her career as a freelance photographer. Over the past five years, in addition to photographing events, live music, and fashion, Emma has also served as a photography instructor at The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC, and the Digital Photo Academy in New York. In 2011, she spent a year at Vanity Fair working in advertising sales and as a contributing blogger.

Born in small-town North Carolina, Emma’s friendliness (what some might call “Southern charm”) allows her to easily connect with clients and develop a vision for their photography needs.

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