“We are shaped and fashioned by the things we love.” -Goethe
One thing I love and that is conveyed in many different ways—not to mention taken for granted—is self-expression. Whether that expression be through a camera’s lens, chosen clothing, painted on canvas, composed or sung, everyone is shaped by their passions.
Emily McDermott is a Berlin-based freelance writer and editor who focuses on visual art and culture. She recently completed a Fulbright grant for Young Professional Journalists and was previously the digital art and music editor at Interview magazine in New York. Her writing has been published by Frieze, Artsy, ARTnews, i-D, artnet News, Garage, W Magazine and Elle.com, among many others, and editorial clients include Spike Art Quarterly; Twyla.com; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Carbon 12, Dubai; Berlin Art Link; and Iwalewahaus, Universität Bayreuth, Germany. She also served as the Editor-at-Large for print editions of BASTARD Fanzine, the proceeds of which were donated to charity.
McDermott graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York University, receiving highest honors in both her journalism and self-designed honors major entitled “Images in Society,” with a minor in art history. She was presented with the Anna and John Peter Zenger Award for overall excellence in journalism and graduating as the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s valedictorian. Her journalism thesis was a finalist in 2015’s Hearst Multimedia Enterprise Competition.
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