BIOGRAPHY

Missy learned photography as an adolescent from her grandmother during summers she spent in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Missy worked for TIME MAGAZINE and served as an intern for NEWSDAY. In 1995. Missy and her adolescent daughter, Eliza live in Brooklyn, New York and consider themselves southern girls who feel equally comfortable two- stepping at a honky tonk or contra dancing at a formal dance. 

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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2013 FLANDERS GALLERY, solo show, Durham, North Carolina
  • 2012 HEIRTZ WEITZEN GALLERY, solo show, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 2012 ON THE ROAD WITH JIMMIE JOHNSON
  • 2006 MYSELF TOGETHER AGAIN, photography project and book documenting the breast-reconstruction procedure of 30 year-old cancer survivor Debbie Horwitz. Endowed by a Susan G. Komen Grant
  • 2007 NBC TODAY SHOW appearance
  • 1996 EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP X, a prestigious tuition-free workshop available to student and emerging professional photographers. Enrollment is limited to 100 participants and participants are selected based on portfolio and references. For one week young photographers are mentored by photo editors from prestigious editorial publications including The New York Times and National Geographic Magazine.
  • 1994 SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM GRANT received a $500 grant 
  • 1995 INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY PRIZE, team reporting 1995 ELECTRONIC PHOTOJOURNALISM WORKSHOP, fellow
  • enrolled in the top Journalism Schools in the country.
  • 1995 HEARST FOUNDATIONS, national finalist. Ranked 12th in the country in the field of photojournalism students
  • 1995 VISUAL ART EXCHANGE, group show, Raleigh, North Carolina

CLIENTS

PRIVATE 

Tim & Nina Belk

Crandall & Erskine Bowles

Judy & Jamie Dimon

Joan & Denis Gillings

Janet & J. Frank Harrison, II

Chandra & Jimmie Johnson

Libby Johnson

Tabitha & Stephen King

Suzanne McKinney

Dowd & Webb Simpson

Linnea & Dean Smith

EDITORIAL

MARTHA STEWART LIVING 

PEOPLE MAGAZINE 

RANDOM HOUSE 

FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE 

ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA

THE WASHINGTON POST

MSNBC

CORPORATE

IBM 

AMERICAN EXPRESS

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE