Madeleine Hordinski (b. 1997) is a full time freelance photographer, writer and filmmaker based in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

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 popcorn.

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, the ACLU and Frontline PBS, among others.

E: maddie.hordinski[at]

C: 513.658.4428

  • Los Angeles Times, Freelance Photographer and 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

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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