Visual Journalist, Gammino Photography
Mae is a Freelance Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer. Prior to entering the Visual Arts field she was the owner of a successful manufacturing company in Rhode Island.
She received a Certificate in Digital Photography through an evening program at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education Department. Because of her non traditional path, she gained experience by creating opportunities to shoot, from personal projects and assisting to even shooting a political campaign. She eventually left her manufacturing company and began working freelance for two Rhode Island newspapers in the Summer of 2012. She covered sports, feature stories and community news for The Westerly Sun and The Valley Breeze. The following Summer she moved to Florida where she spent a year with Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, a mid-size daily newspaper group, as a regular contributing Contract Photojournalist. In addition to assignments, Mae loves to create personal documentary projects which reveal untold stories about the different communities in which she lives and works. Moreover, she embraces the emotional and physical experience of creating visually narrative images for it provides an opening to learn about the people and places she covers.
In 2014 she was a National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Northern Short Course Scholarship Scholarship Scholarship. In addition, she was a selectee for the 2014 National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Northern Short Course workshop, The narrative art of long- form photojournalism-Intermediate Group, with L.A. Times Photojournalist Barbara Davidson.
Mae works and resides in Rhode Island. As a lifelong learner, she is also currently studying Video at Rhode Island School of Design.
Mae feels fortunate to work in a business where she has the pleasure to be part of a group dedicated to telling the story of community. She is available for assignments in Florida, Rhode Island and throughout the United States.