“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.


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Emily McDermott is a Berlin-based 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, music and nightlife editor at Interview magazine in New York. Her writing has been published by numerous magazines, including Frieze, ArtReview, Artsy, i-D, artnet News, ARTnews, Garage, W Magazine and Elle.com, and she has worked as an editor and/or writer with, among others, David Chipperfield Architects; Spike Art Magazine; Carbon 12, Dubai; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Twyla.com; Berlin Art Link; and Iwalewahaus, Universität Bayreuth, Germany.

Emily 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.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

To view her full CV, please click here.

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