Lijiang, China, 2013. Photo by Arielle Emmett, © Arielle Emmett, 2013


Haiti, 2010. Photograph by Patrick Farrell, Miami Herald.

Arielle Emmett has been photographing professionally for 25 years.  Her photographs have accompanied her free lance stories appearing  in The Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Computer Graphics World,  Toronto Globe & Mail, America’s Network,, the International Tourism Studies Association, and many others.  She has collaborated with many fine photographers, including Miami Herald’s  Patrick Farrell, whose photographs of Haiti’s floods won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, followed by his and Emmett’s 2010 story about photographic coverage of the devastating Haitian earthquakes.

Young musician at Manzanar. Photo by Clem Albers, 1942. Reprinted from National Archives II.

Emmett has written about photography and photographic pioneers, including Clem Albers, the unsung San Francisco Chronicle photographer of Japanese American internment.  Her doctoral dissertation on the “archetypal” news photograph was nominated as the best social science dissertation of 2012 by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.  She has taught web design and graduate online journalism at University of Hong Kong Journalism & Media Studies Centre, Widener University, and Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia (click here for samples).

Emmett collaborates with Dannell MacIlwraith, chief designer of Dannell Designs, on marketing communications and websites for business.  In 2013 she and MacIlwraith completed a redesign of the website for the International Tourism Studies Association, which featured many of Emmett’s outstanding China photographs.