Joy is a California native and an independent photographer and filmmaker based in Northern Virginia. Her passion is to use media as a means for examining important social and historic issues, particularly those related to equity and civil rights. She is currently working on a long term multimedia project in the Barry Farm community of Washington, D.C. Joy has worked with The Washington Post, AFP News Agency, NPR, The Atlantic Citylab, TimesUp, Girl Gaze, Malala Fund, and more.


2017 | M.A. New Media Photojournalism, George Washington University | Washington, D.C.
2011 | B.F.A. Documentary Production, Chapman University | Orange, CA
2018 | Momenta Workshop | Los Angeles, CA 

2018 - 2019 | Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) Mentorship Program | Washington, D.C.

Awards and Fellowships
2017 | Alexia Foundation Award of Excellence
2017 | Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Shortlist
2017 | New Dialogue Through Media and Community Engagement Award of Excellence, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
2016 | Star Foundation Endowment Fellowship, George Washington University
2015 | Dean's Fellowship, George Washington University

Exhibits, Talks, Features, Interviews

2018 | Video Consortium, The September Gathering | Washington, D.C.
2018 | John Hopkins University "The Ties That Bind: An exhibit of works exploring the roles of the church, identity, activism, and community in the African American experience" | Washington, D.C. 
2018 | Momenta Workshop: "Five Questions with Joy Yi"
2017 | Alexia Foundation: "Interview with Joy Yi on D.C.'s Barry Farm" | Washington, D.C.
2017 | NEXT Corcoran Exhibit  | Washington, D.C.
2017 | NextGen 4.0 Exhibit at VisArts | Rockville, MD
2016 | FotoWeekDC / Logan FotoTalk | Washington, D.C.
2016 | TedxFoggy Bottom | Washington, D.C.
2016 | Corcoran Thesis Preview Show | Washington, D.C.
2016 | THEARC Gallery | Washington, D.C.
2016 | Recovery Magazine

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