b. 1997 Annville, Kentucky

Morgan is photographer and socially engaged artist from eastern Kentucky. She was trained in the documentary tradition and uses both digital and analog photography. In her work, she is most interested in exploring place, relationships, and the interconnectedness of the two. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism from Western Kentucky and studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.  She recently spent over two years teaching poetry and art classes in jails in rural Tennessee through the non-profit Arts Inside.

She lives in Berea, Kentucky and is available for assignment nationally.

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


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


A Controversial Model For America’s Climate Future, The Atlantic, June 2023

How This Engineering Firm Helps Huge Corporations Meet Their Sustainability Goals, Inc Magazine, July 2023 

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 


2025: Portland State University

2021: Western Kentucky University 

2021: New York Times Portfolio Review 

2019: Eddie Adams Workshop 

2018: Danish School of Media and Journalism

2018: Bombay Flying Club video production company workshop 


2021: The Marshall Project

2019: The Naples Daily News

2018: The Tulsa World 

2017: The Gallup Independent 


2021: Society of Professional Journalists, Nonfiction Magazine Article winner, “Everything starts with mama” 

2020: Kentucky Press Photographers Association, Student Feature, Student Feature Story, Student Portrait

2019: National Press Photographer's Association Bob East Scholarship

2019: Hearst Journalism Awards Program, Multimedia Team Storytelling Award

2019: College Photographer of the Year (CPOY), Multimedia: Online Storytelling, Bronze 

2019: College Photographer of the Year (CPOY), Sports Feature, Gold

2019: Eddie Adams Workshop-awarded Wall Street Journal assignment 

2018: Go and Tell the Sea selected for film festival Regard Bleu 

2018: College Photographer of the Year (CPOY), Sports Feature, Gold


2023: University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee

2021: Boyd Station in Cynthiana, Kentucky

2020: Tampere University in Helsinki, Finland

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