Beth Rooney

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Beth is a Nebraska-born, Chicago-raised and currently Chicago-based visual-journalist. She is motivated by her passion for photography, food, culture, writing and immersive travel. She is especially drawn to documentary work for the opportunity it affords to make an extended study of culture and life.  

She is a graduate of Ohio University, and has interned with Lauren Greenfield, attended the Eddie Adams Workshop and has experience with international assignments. She photographed a cookbook, The Chicago Chef’s Table, and was a featured photographer in the book Lens on Life. Her past and current clients include: Morning Calm, The Chicago Tribune, Wire, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Saveur, Der Spiegel, Chicago Public Radio, Stern, FADER, Time, Abbvie, American Ways, Virtuoso, Illinois Tourism Board, and University of Chicago. 

Her ultimate goal is the tell stories with a strong narrative and a vibrant, thoughtful aesthetic. She am available for assignments in Chicago or anywhere else in the world.