About Ellie Cherryhomes
Ellie Cherryhomes is a freelance photojournalist.
She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri - Columbia in Photojournalism and International Studies with an emphasis on Peace Studies.
She received a scholarship to travel to India in the summer of 2015 to study photography with the National Geographic Student Expeditions program. Additionally, Ellie has volunteered at the Missouri Photo Workshop and the College Picture of the Year International competition.
She is an Arts & Humanities Scholar at the University of Missouri Honors program collaborating on a research team called "Visualizing Abolition" to create a digital history of the suppression of the African slave trade.
Ellie aims to document human rights related issues through visual story telling. In her free time, she enjoys to surf, rock climb, and travel.