Maggie McKenna is a critical, creative, visual thinker living in New York City. She likes to work hands-on behind the scenes in photography, video, and other visual experiences to concept and convey a message using her knowledge and interest in the language of imagery.
She focuses on prop styling (soft goods, products, crafts, cosmetics) and set design. She is also a video editor and was an assistant photo editor for 2 years at Family Circle Magazine
. With production, retouching, and photo agency experience as well, she believes her well-rounded background in the photo industry gives her a greater understanding and better problem solving skills when working on set.
She earned a BFA in Photography + Video from The School of Visual Arts
under the Silas H. Rhodes scholarship. She graduated with Honors and a 3.8 GPA, completed 7 internships, and produced several student photo shoots. Notable professors include Joseph Maida, Stephen Frailey, Scott Thode, William Hunt, Justin O'Neil, Marcia Lippmann, Sally Gall, Katherine Newbegin, Josef Astor, Bill Beckley.
She was selected to show her work in her senior class's Mentor Show
under the mentorship of Jody Quon, the Photo Director of New York Magazine
and The Cut
Selections of her artwork from The Makeup Portraits
were published in Visual Opinions
in 2016, and shown in The Boring Boys Club
group art show in 2017.
Recent Clients include:
Family Circle Magazine
Bed Bath & Beyond
Christmas Tree Shops