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.


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
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.
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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