I am a photojournalism master’s candidate at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Syracuse, New York. In December 2019, I graduated from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, as a double major in digital media and psychology.

Growing up on a farm in Schaller, Iowa, has led me to be interested in producing work about agriculture and telling stories related to farming. I also have an interest in producing stories about women and femininity.

I have experience in reporting, audio storytelling, photographic storytelling and some video storytelling; and am proficient with DSLR and mirrorless camera systems, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Audition and Premiere Pro.

In summer of 2017, I interned in Mossel Bay, South Africa, with Africa Media, a conservation media outlet. There I photographed endangered wildlife species and various reserves and parks documenting their conservation practices. I continued in this line of photography the following summer at the Minnesota Zoo. I photographed approximately 200 species and archived them by species name and location in the zoo.

While at Newhouse, I have worked on various projects in the Syracuse community and learned about different lighting techniques in the studio and on location, and assisted in directing a short film. In addition, I have shot events for news publications. When I am not working on my own stories, I am working as an instructional associate and helping students with their projects. 

I am available for work in Central New York and occasionally, in Northwest, Iowa.

Photo by Greg Heisler.

Instagram: @emilykenny.photo
Phone: (712)660-1866
Email: emilykenny96@outlook.com

Emily Kenny

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