Megan E. Doherty

Megan E. Doherty



Megan is a Chicago-based documentary photographer and writer who is especially passionate about long-form, socially conscious and humanistically driven storytelling.

She received her PhD in the philosophy of religion from the University of Chicago Divinity School in 2010.

She is the co-director of the Seminary Co-op Documentary Project:


Category Winner, Documentary Series, Julia Margaret Cameron Award - 2017

Individual Artist Program Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs - 2017

Shortlist, Kolga Photo Award, Kolga Tbilisi Photo - 2017

Tending Space Artist Fellowship, Hemera Foundation - 2016

Bronze, Personal Portfolio, Tokyo International Photo Awards - 2016

Finalist, Exhibition Competition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center - 2016

Finalist, Diane Dammeyer Fellowship, Columbia College Chicago - 2016

Project Development Grant, CENTER - 2016

Finalist, Monograph Award, Critical Mass, Photolucida - 2016

Shortlist, Gomma Photography Grant, Gomma Magazine - 2016

Shortlist, International Emerging Artist Awards, Dubai - 2015

Shortlists, Emerging Artist & Photo Taken Scholarships, Lucie Foundation - 2015

Finalist, Emerging Vision Award, The Documentary Project Fund - 2015

Top 50, Critical Mass, Photolucida - 2015

Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies - 2015

NIKON Scholarship, Santa Fe Workshops - 2014

Finalist, Emerging Photographer Activist Award, Catchlight - 2014

Semi-finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies - 2014

Karen Van Allsburg Memorial Scholarship, Maine Media Workshops - 2014

National Press Photographers Association Tuition Grant - 2014

National Press Photographers Association Travel Grant - 2014


The Curve, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM - 2016

Points of Entry, Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland - 2016

LENS, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL - 2016