Emma Howells is a photojournalist based in Columbus, Ohio. She was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up alongside the vivacity of the capital city. She is inspired by the distinctly American quirks of the communities she covers and photographs as a way to get to know these pockets of the country. Most recently, she lived and fell in love with Tulsa, Oklahoma while an intern at the Tulsa World.
The motivating factor at the base of her work is a deep curiosity to understand and engage with people. She specializes in finding unique and offbeat ways to tell larger stories, favoring vibrant visuals that reflect the energy and personality of those photographed.
She recently attended the Eddie Adams Workshop “XXX” as a student where she won the John H. White “Keep in Flight” award. She relocated to Ohio in 2014 to study photojournalism at Ohio University and is currently an intern at The Columbus Dispatch.