When you need photos taken at U-M, Michigan Photography is your dream team. We’re not only located right on campus, we also know it like the backs of our hands. Good lighting? Great locations? Where to park? We’ve got it covered. And our photographers are recognized nationally for their work. View their portfolios below and you’ll understand why.
Director of Michigan PhotographyRead Roger's bioRoger joined Michigan Photography as its director in 2013 coming from the world of automotive journalism, although his heart has been in photography since getting his first camera as a high school graduation present. He's edited a daily newspaper and a weekly national automotive enthusiast magazine and also worked as a newspaper, wire service and magazine photographer with assignments taking him from Europe to Africa and Asia and nearly all points in between. His photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. He's just as adept sorting out a car on a race track as he is photographing one...in fact, he authored a book, "Postcards from Detroit, Remembering Formula One in the Motor City," about the grand prix races in downtown Detroit during the 1980s. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Roger was inducted into CMU's Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012 and counts among his greatest professional accomplishments the mentoring of many young newspaper reporters and photographers who have gone on to successful careers. Roger and his wife Lisa, parents to two adult daughters, reside in Tecumseh where he serves as a member of the local school board.
Assistant Director of Michigan PhotographyRead Eric's bioEric loves a challenge. Whether it’s free diving to photograph humpback whales in the ʻAuʻau channel of Hawaii or capturing the character of a billionaire entrepreneur during a portrait sitting, Eric lives by the motto, “The harder you work, the luckier you’ll be.” His professional journey as photographer has taken him from southeast Michigan to wild Alaska and tropical Maui before returning to Ann Arbor. A senior photographer at Michigan Photography, Eric was named the 2015 & 2013 University Photographers' Association of America (UPAA) Photographer of the Year. A large portion of his work for Michigan Photography involves shooting sports, and in 2009 he had an image selected as one of Sports Illustrated's Pictures of the Year. Eric enjoys mountain biking and boating as well as adventuring with his wife Katie, daughter Alys, son Arthur, and Icelandic sheepdog, Elska, in the great outdoors.
Senior PhotographerRead Scott's bioAn award-winning portrait and wedding photographer from Salt Lake City, Scott Soderberg began his career as a professional photographer more than 25 years ago. He was one of only a few professional photographers in Utah who held both a master of photography and photographic craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America. In 2007, Scott became the newest addition to the Michigan Photography team at U-M. In addition to covering a wide variety of university-related events and collegiate sports, Scott also enjoys photographing the U-M campus, looking for new and creative approaches to capturing U-M’s familiar iconic scenes. Scott and his wife, Caryn, have two daughters and reside in Saline.
Senior PhotographerRead Austin's bioAustin joined Michigan Photography in 2008 as a Photoshop technician but quickly joined the ranks of the photographers on staff. While he tackles all sorts of different assignments, Austin enjoys taking portraits the most, especially when he has the time to get to know his subject. He spends much of his free time shooting photos for non-profits in places across Africa. Austin enjoys international travel and has ventured to Africa and South America for Michigan Photography. If he’s not booking his next flight abroad you can find him on a bicycle, either on a backwoods trail or paved road.
Senior PhotographerRead Daryl's bioDaryl joined the Michigan Photography staff full-time in 2014 after being a regular freelancer for many years. A graduate of U-M Flint, he has taught high school art and photography classes in nearby Fenton as well as Mott Middle College as well as running his own fine arts company. While he can often be seen photographing from the sidelines at various Michigan athletic events, Daryl counts his most memorable assignment photographing the discovery of a centuries-old Mammoth skeleton uncovered near Chelsea. Daryl and his wife Amy are avid wine tasters and storm chasers, but make sure to not combine the two passions.
Student Intern PhotographerRead Luke's bioLuke Hales is a student intern for Michigan Photography. He joined the team in 2021 as a sophomore and quickly broke new ground by being the first and only student to be sent on assignment. Originally from Chicago, he moved to Ann Arbor to pursue a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media through the college of Literature, Science, and the Arts. He is also minoring in entrepreneurship and enrolled in the Ross School of Business Cappo Sales Track. He will graduate in May 2024. While he regularly shoots a variety of university events, portraits, and more, his true passion is for sports. In his short time at Michigan Photography he has already covered a win in “The Game,” the announcement of President Ono, and traveled with Michigan Men’s Basketball for a trip to the Sweet 16.
Senior ArchivistRead Nicole's bioNicole has called Michigan Photography her career for 12 years. Utilizing her exemplary organizational skills, detailed eye and iron will, she transitioned from office assistant to DAM Specialist to take charge of the Image Archive. With 435,612 digital assets representing eight terabytes of info, the imagery of the University of Michigan is a pretty big haystack. Nicole prides herself on knowing how to dive in and locate just the right needle you are looking for. When she is not pestering her co-workers about consistent file names, or cataloging the latest Block M shots (seriously, search it – all good things), Nicole is at home in Ypsilanti with her two young daughters who amuse, delight and fill their widowed mom with pride. Bonne chance catching them at home in the 1947 bungalow as the three are usually off on some adventure. Whether it be a road trip to Disney World, whisking away to Ohio, Nashville or Cranberry PA; or jetting to Finland to visit family, the three Kinnunens enjoy nothing more than to see what the world has to offer.
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Student Client ServicesRead Bianca's bioBianca is a senior studying biochemistry with a minor in business and has worked in Michigan Photography since December 2021. Bianca was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia and hopes that she will find an Indonesian restaurant in Ann Arbor one day. With experience in research, Bianca is looking forward to working in healthcare. Outside of work and school, she loves traveling and reading books (she really recommends The Poppy War trilogy, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, and A Thousand Splendid Suns!). Right now, she's focusing on finishing her studies and developing a healthy lifestyle.
Student Client ServicesRead Dannah's bioDannah Elise Wilson is a native Detroiter and senior graduating in April with a bachelors in Afro American and African Studies. Dannah is a first-generation, queer student. She just joined the Michigan Photography family as a media and marketing assistant. She has a passion for exploring global and historical connections to the city of Detroit through digital, archival and creative platforms. In high school, Dannah was a pioneer for her and her peers' knowledge joining an education collective as a founding member of 482Forward. With 482, she picked up skills on executing classroom takeovers explaining economic lobbyism and having one-on-one community conversation. This experience led to one the most pivotal and defining moments of her life following the nomination of Betsy DeVos to Secretary of Education during the Trump administration. 482 along with community activists in Chicago traveled to D.C. where Dannah shared her education experience at a press conference. Her speech held 10 million views and reached multiple news outlets such as Teen Vogue, USA Today, Ebony, and JET Magazine. In her time at Michigan, Dannah worked as the Access and Inclusion chair at The Michigan Daily and transformed the chair position into its own section. She is also an alumna of the Harvard Public Policy Leadership Conference in 2020. Her experience at Harvard, widened her paradigm of the opportunities to travel and design her collegiate experience as she sees fit. Following the death of her father and a few challenging years being a Black, queer woman in a predominately white institution, an opportunity of her dreams rised and she decided to jump. In the Winter 2022 semester, she packed her things and moved to New York City for an internship with The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Dannah worked for five months as a production and post production intern. Some of her daily tasks included packing and relocating studios, transcribing footage, making essential runs for skits and printing scripts for rewrite. In support of her travels, Dannah was awarded with the Dr. Niara Sudarkasa Inaugural Scholarship. As graduation approaches, she is taking her creative career to the next level in photography working with the African Studies Center, Roy Wood Jr., comedian and correspondent of the Daily Show, and many more local organizations within the city of Detroit. She is working on a documentary based in the cities of Detroit and Flint through the lens of rap and gospel music. Dannah visions for her documentary to roll out a strong production and team. Her interests range from law school to acting and animation.