Madeleine Hordinski (b. 1997) is a freelance photographer born and based in Cincinnati. 

Madeleine graduated from Ohio University in December 2020 Summa Cum Laude with two degrees in photojournalism and anthropology. Following her graduation, she interned for the Los Angeles Times. In 2022, she began freelancing full time from Cincinnati, where her work has brought her from Warsaw, Poland, to San Antonio, Texas. 

She loves long road trips, strange looking trees and folk tales.

Selected Publications and Press: The New York Times, National Geographic, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue, the BBC, BuzzFeed News, the ACLU, AARP, PDN, Frontline PBS, and more.

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  • National Geographic, Contract Photographer, 2023
  • The New York Times, Contract Photographer, 2022-2023
  • Los Angeles Times, Freelance Photographer + Intern, 2021-2022
  • The BBC News, Freelance Photographer, 2020-2021
  • Frontline PBS, Photographer and Producer, 2020
  • Bachelor of Science, Photojournalism, Ohio University, 2020
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Ohio University, 2020
  • NPPA President, Ohio University, 2019-2020
  • The Cincinnati Enquirer,  Intern, 2019

Accolades, 2022

  • 74th Missouri Photo Workshop, Selected Participant
  • Eddie Adams XXXV, Selected Participant
  • FotoFocus, Selected Photographer at the Fitton Center 

Accolades, 2021

  • Los Angeles Times, 2021 Year in Photos, 2021 Fascinating Faces
  • BuzzFeed, Stories That Will Challenge Your View of the World
  • Ohio News Photographers Association, First Place Portrait
  • I-Imagine Photography, Guest Lecturer

Accolades, 2019-2020

  • World Press Photo Global Talent Program, Nominee
  • Ohio College Photographer of the Year, Second Place
  • NPPF Jimi Lott Scholarship
  • Talking Photography N'at, Guest Lecturer
  • Kodak Professional Scholarship
  • National Press Photographers Association, First Place, Student Singles
  • Photo District News, First Place Portrait
  • Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Award (2018, 2019)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Fitton Center for Creative Arts (Hamilton, OH) FotoFocus, 2022
  • The Lonka Project (Worldwide), Selected portrait, 2021
  • Ohio University (Athens, OH) Selected for POY gallery, 2019
  • Brazee Studios (Cincinnati, OH) 2016
  • Wavepool (Cincinnati, OH) 2016
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