Rory Doyle

Location: 38732
Nationality: USA
Biography: 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... read on
Grand Prize: Smithsonian contest
rory doyle
Apr 4, 2019
Sometimes it's hard to explain how life unfolds! Two years ago I started photographing Mississippi Delta cowboys and cowgirls, and on April 2, Smithsonian Magazine selected my photo "Newest Cowboy in Town" as the Grand Prize Winner of their photo contest. More than 48,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from 207 countries and territories. I'm short for words but overflowing with gratitude. The magic in Mississippi...

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Washington Post — "This is what happens to us"

By Rory Doyle — The Washington Post published a story today that was a group effort focussing on the responses of multiple..
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In the Dark Podcast — COVID-19 in the Delta

By Rory Doyle — In one of the most interesting assignments of my career, I had the honor of photographing and reporting for..

Prints for Mississippi

By Rory Doyle — "Prints For Mississippi" was launched today, a fundraising print sale I helped organize with ..
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The Guardian — Food Insecurity and COVID-19

By Rory Doyle — In Mississippi, the COVID-19 virus is tied to racial disparities. This important article from The Guardian..
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ProPublic — Coronavirus and Mississippi Meatpackers

By Rory Doyle — My work today for @ProPublica — This is an important Mississippi story about meatpackers starting to..

MS on Edge With More Floods

By Rory Doyle — From Mississippi's capital city and beyond, everyone is on high alert with all this water. Please check..

Hechinger Report — Crumbling Schools, Dismal Outcomes

By Rory Doyle — Please read this important article I photographed for the Hechinger Report, in conjunction with The Clarion..
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The Guardian — MS prisoners begging for their lives

By Rory Doyle — "People were begging for their lives as they were stabbed. There were fires being set. Trash..
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Wall Street Journal — FedEx bussing in the Delta

By Rory Doyle — The Wall Street Journal recently assigned me a story about FedEx bussing overnight shift workers from the..

Men's Journal — Joe Wrenn

By Rory Doyle — A huge thank you to cowboy Joe Wrenn for spending so much time with me in 2019 and sharing your riding..
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Emerging Photographer from PDN

By Rory Doyle — Super excited to be selected for "Emerging Photographer" by editors from PDN and Rangefinder..
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on the Guardian: The Delta Hill Riders project

By Rory Doyle — Big thanks to The Guardian for this recent feature about the ongoing "Delta Hill Riders" project...
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Emmett Till Bullet-proof Memorial

By Rory Doyle — Please give this important article from  The New York Times  a read — a new bullet-proof..

Exhibit announcement — Atlanta

By Rory Doyle — The  @HudgensCenter outside Atlanta will be hosting "Delta Hill Riders" as part of the 2019..
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Feature on BBC

By Rory Doyle — Back in September, BBC invited me to their New York studios and interviewed me about "Delta Hill..

American Photography Contest Shortlist

By Rory Doyle — Wow, feeling stoked to be shortlisted in the American Photography Open 2019 contest ( @american_photography_..

"This US heartland has been flooded for five months. Does anyone care?" — The Guardian

By Rory Doyle — Huge thank you to editor Jehan Jillani for understanding the need for continued coverage of the half-year..
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Where Floods of ‘Biblical Proportion’ Drowned Towns and Farms — New York Times

By Rory Doyle — "Where Floods of ‘Biblical Proportion’ Drowned Towns and Farms" for The New York Times..

Mississippi Cowboys on CNN

By Rory Doyle — Happy July 4th y'all! Excited to wake up to this story about MS cowboys from  CNN Style . Thanks..

2019 Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography

By Rory Doyle — It's with extreme gratitude, I'm honored to announce I just received the 2019 Michael P. Smith Award..

Kingfish drops his first album today

By Rory Doyle — Big day for  Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram today, as his first album officially drops. It's..

GUP Editorial Award

By Rory Doyle — A sincere thank you to @GupMagazine for selecting my project for the GUP Editorial Award as part of the 2019..

Fresh newsletter out today!

By Rory Doyle — I published a fresh newsletter this morning. Please check it out, and feel free to sign up!..

Zeiss Photography Award: Grand Prize

By Rory Doyle — With great honor, I'm pleased to announce my project on MS Delta cowboys was selected for the 2019..
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