(she/her) b. 1997, Sandgap, KY

Morgan Hornsby is a documentary photographer from eastern Kentucky. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2020, where she studied  Photojournalism and History. She was an international student at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in 2018 and has completed internships at the Tulsa World, the Naples Daily News, and the Marshall Project. She currently work as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer for Arts Inside, a community-based organization that offers creative programs to incarcerated individuals in rural Tennessee jails. She is currently based near Chattanooga, TN and is available for assignment nationally.

Email: morgan.hornsby@outlook.com 
Cell: (606) 493-6989

Photo above by Gabriel Scarlett


The New York Times, NPR, Vox, The Guardian, New York Magazine, National Geographic, Der Spiegel, Southerly, The Marshall Project


Shooting First and Asking Questions Later, The Marshall Project, August 2021

Where Police Killings Often Meet With Silence: Rural America, The New York Times, August 2021

A Music Festival Wedding with Two Grooms as the Main Event, The New York Times, August 2021

Are You a Glennon or an Abby?The New York Times, May 2021

Elk Return to Kentucky, Bringing Economic Life, The New York Times, June 2020 

“Stranger Fruit”: Black Mothers and the Fear of Police Brutality, The Marshall Project, March 2021 

'They deserve to be heard': Sick and dying coal ash cleanup workers fight for their lives,The Guardian, August 2020

‘The Cocoon of Quarantine,’ Thirty-eight views into what social distancing looks like around the world, The Cut, April 2020

Pageants of the Navajo Nation, The Cut, August 2018 

The Poetry Of Prison: A Photographer Looks At The Lives Of Oklahoma's Incarcerated, NPR, December 2019

Poetic Justice in Photographs, The Tulsa World, August 201 8 


2021 Graduate of Western Kentucky University 

2021 New York Times Portfolio Review 

2019 Eddie Adams Workshop 

2018 Danish School of Media and Journalism

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