Shannon Millard



Phone Number

Email Address

Salem, Oregon

(989) 506-8891

Professional Experience

Statesman Journal | Salem, OR

Freelance Photographer, June 2018 - Present 

The Flint Journal/ | Flint, MI

Photo Intern, June 2017 – August 2017

The Muskegon Chronicle/ | Muskegon, MI

Photo Intern, September 2016 – January 2017                                                                   

The Fayetteville Observer | Fayetteville, NC

Photo Intern, March 2016 – August 2016   

Freelance Photojournalist, January 2016 – March 2016                               

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park | Skagway, AK

Media Intern, June 2015 – August 2015       

Central Michigan University Communications | Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Photo Intern, August 2014 – May 2015, August 2015 - December 2015                         

The Victoria Advocate | Victoria, Texas 

Multimedia Intern, June 2014 – August 2014                                                                    

Grand Central Magazine | Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Photo and Video Editor, August 2013 – May 2014  

Central Michigan Life | Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Staff Photojournalist, May 2013 – June 2014            

Special Olympics Michigan | Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Photo Intern & Accounting Student Employee, May 2012 – May 2014


Central Michigan University | Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Bachelors of Science in Photojournalism, 2011 – 2015

Beal City High School | Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Graduate, May 2011 


Jake May | Multimedia Specialist at The Flint Journal 

"As a photojournalist and employee at The Flint Journal, Shannon Millard was nothing short of exceptional. She consistently met deadlines and never missed a beat. She is persistent, driven and self-motivated -- all things that elevate her above the pack. She is constantly growing and learning from those around her as well, and has a positive impact on her coworkers. She brings the best out of people. I definitely recommend her for hire." - Jake May 

Andrew Craft | Senior Staff Photographer at The Fayetteville Observer

"Shannon was our photo intern at The Fayetteville Observer. She was not only a good photographer but a solid journalist. Every assignment we sent her out on, she would always return with solid images. She was easy to get along with and had a good personality. Any employer would be lucky to hire her." - Andrew Craft

Steve Jessmore | Ast. Director of Photography and Image Marketing at Central Michigan University 

"Shannon was my intern and did a photography internship for University Communications. She did very well for us. Good self starter, easy to work with and very mature." - Steve Jessmore 


Michigan & Me Workshop | Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Visual Storytelling Workshop

Held by Danny Wilcox Frazier, November 2013

Michigan Press Photographer Association Seminar | Lansing, Mich.

Participant, February 2014 & February 2015

Spring National College Media Convention | New York, N.Y.

Participant, March 2014 

The Image Deconstructed Workshop | Chapel Hill, N.C.

Workshop Participant, April 2014 & April 2015

The Concerned Photographer: Central Michigan’s Unseen | Mt. Pleasant, Visual Storytelling Workshop

Held by Danny Wilcox Frazier and John Rickard, November 2014

Fences: Faces of Migration | Mt. Pleasant, Visual Storytelling Workshop 

Held by Danny Wilcox Frazier, November 2015

Central Press Photographers Association | Mt. Pleasant, Club 

Member, August 2012 - December 2015 


Honorable Mention, Feature Picture Story | Michigan Press Photographers Association | “With Flint written on her back" | Lansing, Michigan | February 2018 

First Place, Multimedia Project | Michigan Press Photographers Association | “Because of us." | Lansing, Michigan | February 2015 

Runner Up College Photographer of the Year | Michigan Press Photographers Association | Lansing, Michigan | February 2015

First Place (Large) Photo Illustration | Society of Professional Journalists, Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards | | “First Kiss” Columbus, Ohio | April 2014

First Place Division One, Multimedia-Reporting | Michigan Press Association Contest | CM-Life “Zombie Run” | October 2014

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