Marlee Crawford

Multimedia Journalist

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About Me

A photo is worth a thousand words simply because everyone interprets the world differently based on their own perspectives.

I aim to make images that encourage people to use their senses beyond just seeing a pretty picture. I look for emotion and energy, because everyone can relate to that. I shoot to capture the integrity of each moment. Everyone has a story to tell and wants to be heard. Wants to be seen. After all, stories are the deepest connection we have with strangers.

I picked up a DSLR camera in high school and have been covering news, events, features, sports and anything else that helps me grow as a photojournalist and a person since. I want to understand the world and that means being open-minded and putting myself in other’s shoes. It means being present and not just there. Seeing, rather than looking. Exploring, not just traveling.

I graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2018 after being a photo intern with University of Mississippi Communications and the photo editor for the Ole Miss student-run paper The Daily Mississippian. I moved from Oxford, Mississippi, to Fargo, North Dakota, to work as a photojournalist for Valley News Live, a prominent TV station in North Dakota and Western Minnesota. I transitioned not only from photography to videography, but from print to broadcast. I wanted to learn more about the journalism industry and where all I can put my visual passion to use.

Where photos freeze a key moment in time, video emphasizes how important each moment is to the next. It’s another way for me to tell stories, and that’s what’s most important.

All the best,

Marlee