biography

Missy McLamb ushered in the documentary wedding photography style to the South in the 1990’s after working in New York City as a photojournalist for NEWSDAY and for the TIME Picture Department. Today she photographs editorial, commercial, and portrait assignments for magazines--as well as the occasional wedding. Missy and her daughter, Eliza, live in Chapel Hill and try to survive driving lessons on the back roads of Orange County.

 


 

ARTIST STATEMENT

As a photographer I bear witness to the traditions, rituals, and rites of passage of my friends, family and clients. As an anthropologist, I leave behind an archive of images from my life’s work; and in turn, reveal a tableaux of how a population in our culture celebrates marriage and family. As a woman, I understand and reveal the perfectly flawed form of the female body and capture a partner’s unfettered love for it. As a craftsman, I escape to worlds filled with papers, books, leathers, cloths and wonderful characters to unearth raw materials for the objects I produce. As a mother, I know children will behave, smile, and please us only when they choose. As a person I have discovered my love for humanity and the ways in which we celebrate life. — MISSY MCLAMB

ACHIEVEMENTS

2013 FLANDERS GALLERY, SOLO SHOW, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

2012 ON THE ROAD WITH JIMMIE JOHNSON

2012 HEITZ WEITZEN GALLERY, solo show, Charlotte, North Carolina

2007 NBC TODAY SHOW appearance

2006 MYSELF TOGETHER AGAIN, photography project Endowed by a Susan G. Komen Grant

1996 EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP X PARTICIPANT

1995 VISUAL ART EXCHANGE, group show, Raleigh, North Carolina

1995 HEARST FOUNDATION, award in photojournalism

1995 INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY PRIZE, team reporting 1995 ELECTRONIC PHOTOJOURNALISM WORKSHOP, fellow

1994 SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM GRANT 

EDITORIAL CLIENTS : MARTHA STEWART LIVING, PEOPLE MAGAZINE, RANDOM HOUSE, FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE, ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA, THE WASHINGTON POST, MSNBC, WALTER MAGAZINE

CORPORATE CLIENTS: IBM, AMERICAN EXPRESS, NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, JIMMIE JOHNSON RACING

PRIVATE CLIENTSTim & Nina Belk, Crandall & Erskine Bowles, Judy & Jamie Dimon, Mia Farrow, Chandra & Jimmie Johnson, Libby Johnson, Tabitha and Stephen King