Madeleine Hordinski (b. 1997) is a documentary photographer, writer and filmmaker based in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University in December 2020 with two degrees in photojournalism and anthropology. 

Madeleine's work explores memory, family, community and the aftermath of loss. Her photography and writing have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the BBC, PDN, BuzzFeed News and Frontline PBS, among others.

She loves long road trips, strange looking trees and popcorn.

Madeleine is available for assignment internationally.

C: 513.658.4428; E: maddie.hordinski[at]

  • Los Angeles Times, Freelance Photographer and Intern, 2021
  • 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

Awards and Lectures, 2021

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

Awards and Lectures, 2020

  • World Press Photo Global Talent Program,Nominee
  • Ohio College Photographer of the Year, Second Place
  • NPPF Scholarship, Jimi Lott
  • Talking Photography N'at, Guest Lecturer

Awards and Lectures, 2018-2019

  • Kodak Professional Scholarship
  • National Press Photographers Association, First Place, Singles
  • Photo District News, First Place Portrait
  • Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Award (2018, 2019)
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