Primary clients: The Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal
Europe Latin America USA & Canada
Rory Doyle is a working photographer based in Cleveland, Mississippi in the rural Mississippi Delta.
Born and raised in Maine, Doyle studied journalism at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. In 2009, he moved to Mississippi to pursue a master’s in education, and he quickly fell in love with the region.
Doyle has remained committed to photographing the Delta, with a particular focus on sharing stories of overlooked subcultures. He was a 2018 Mississippi Visual Artist Fellow through the Mississippi Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts for his ongoing project about African American cowboys and cowgirls, "Delta Hill Riders."
He won the 16th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest in 2019, the 2019 Southern Prize from the South Arts organization, the 2019 Zeiss Photography Award, the 2019 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography, and the 2019 Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the New Orleans Photo Alliance.
Doyle has had solo exhibitions in New York City, London, Atlanta and Mississippi. His work has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, CNN and many more outlets.