Mary Mathis

human, then photographer.

[email protected]



USA Today

photo and podcast intern (summer 2017)

Fools Magazine

Founder, past Editor-in-Chief, and photo editor. (current)

The Daily Iowan Newspaper 

assistant photo editor, photojournalist (2015-2016)

The Cedar Rapids Gazette

Freelance photographer (current)

Morocco: Round Earth Media 

photographer, writer (2017-2018)


Faces of the First - IMU Kendall Gallery. March 2018

Lauren - University of Iowa Hospitals Gallery. April 2018

How do I look? - University of Iowa Fine Arts Council Emerging Artist Display, April 2018

International Women's Day 2018 Art Exhibition - The Asian Pacific Cultural Center, March 2018


University of Iowa 2014 - 2018

journalism & photograph 3.6 GPA


  • Fulbright Berlin Capital Program 2016 one of thirteen journalists accepted to an intensive journalism conference in Berlin and Hamburg, Germany focusing on media use abroad, sociocultural and political issues.
  • Lawrence Fairall Scholarship 2018
  • Iowa Newspaper Foundation 1st Place Award: Best Series 2017
  • Jess Gorkin Magazine Scholarship 2017
  • Mountain Workshops 2016
  • President's Leadership Class Fall 2015
  • Deans List University of Iowa 2016, 2017, 2018


  • Adobe Programs: Lightroom, Photo-mechanic, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition, After Effects
  • Experience in managing clients, branding, and social marketing


#nineposts interview with Little Village Magazine

References available upon request.

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