Education

1995-present
University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
Specialization in photojournalism, major in journalism, minor in French. Graduation: May 2000.

October 1999
Workshop participant
The Mountain Workshops - Central City, Kentucky
Participant in Western Kentucky University’s five-day workshop that focuses on documentary photojournalism; included completing a picture story while working on interpersonal and storytelling skills.

Summer 1999
Visual journalism fellow
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies - St. Petersburg, Florida
One of 13 fellows chosen out of 60 applicants for Poynter’s Fellowship in Visual Journalism; five-week intensive instruction and projects in visual storytelling and newspaper, magazine and Web design.

Professional experience

1996-present
Freelance photojournalist
Moon Magazine - Gainesville, Florida
Part-time freelance photojournalist for local monthly publication; includes documenting various community events and local entertainment performances.

January-June 1999
Marketing photography intern
Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Full-time internship in marketing photography; included shooting publicity photos of visiting celebrities, candid photos of guests for advertising and assisting photographers during on-location and studio advertising shoots.

Summer 1998
Photojournalism intern
The Miami Herald - Miami, Florida
Full-time photojournalism internship; included completing various daily photography assignments, processing and scanning film and assisting staff photographers.

Skills

Languages
English, French and Spanish.

Technology
PC and Macintosh literate, negative and flatbed scanning, Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, HTML, Dreamweaver.

Awards

Honorable mention
First Annual Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students: promotions category.

Professional activities

January 2000-present
SND member and University of Florida student chapter special events coordinator.

September 1997-present
NPPA member.

1998, 1997
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: student volunteer.

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Images, design and text Copyright 2000 Molly Van Wagner
mollyvan77@hotmail.com