I am a freelance photographer and wanderer currently based in Australia, working for Outward Bound. In recent years, I have produced a number of documentary pieces for non-profits on topics ranging from failing schools to schizophrenia to water quality.
During my undergraduate studies, and throughout my professional and volunteer experience since, I have lived on six continents and worked entirely in endeavors that engaged me with other people and their communities. My work has focused on enhancing individuals’ leadership development and quality of life. I am able to relate respectfully to a broad range of people and professions, both at home and abroad. While advising the staffs of photographers at two universities and lecturing on documentary ethics, I helped others learn to create accurate visual interpretation of diverse situations within a specific cultural context. I have also worked extensively with youth in India and Hong Kong, building leadership, engagement, understanding and environmental awareness among a generation of future international leaders. In the last few years, my work has been almost entirely with non-profit entities, as I seek to make the greatest impact with my photography, teaching, leadership, and language abilities.
In 2012, Margaret Fenton acted as an official judge for the My World, My UN, My Azerbaijan photography contest. She has been the Artist-in-residence at Bridgehaven, Inc., a speaker at the Friesens Summer Workshop in Manitoba, Canada, and the keynote speaker at Journalism Scholars Day, Western Kentucky University, among others. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and French from Centre College and a Bachelor of Arts in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Tau Alpha fraternities. Previously, Margaret acted as the Director of Photography for Vanderbilt Student Communications. Margaret has interned at The Advocate-Messenger in Danville, Ky., The-Post Standard in Syracuse, N.Y., and the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee. She was photo editor of Western Kentucky University’s 2008 Talisman yearbook, which was awarded a Silver Crown, 31 Gold Circle Awards and a Pacemaker.