Arielle Gray


MFA   Yale University, Photography                                                                   May 2023

BA      The University of Alabama, Studio Art                                           December  2019

Honors and Awards

Aperture Portfolio Prize (finalist)                                                                           2022     

April 2022

Innovate  Grant                                                                                                             2021

Fall 2021 cycle

Aperture  x Google Labs Creator Fund                                                                      2021

Summer 2021 cycle

Fail Safe  Zine                                                                                                               2020

Work Experience

Freelance  Photographer, location varies                                          2017 - Current position

Booking photoshoots

Planned concepts with clients 1:1.

Acting as creative director, art director, and stylist

Collating and editing client photos to be sent as galleries/final product

Providing W-9 information to clients upon request


Aperture Foundation (web), 2022

Kranzberg Arts Foundation (Web), 2022

Aperture Foundation (Web),2021

Vogue (web),2021

PhotoVogue (web), 2019-2021

Innovate Grant, Themes of Matrilineage (web),2021

University of Alabama Art and Art History (web),2021

Professional Affiliations

Diversify Photo, 2022-Present

Black Women Photographers, 2020-Present

-Active member of Black Women Photographers, an  organization dedicated to the hiring of Black female identifying creators.


English:Native Language


Editing  Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe  Premiere Pro


Interests in film studies, feminism, and music

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