My name is Grace and I'm a badass with a big heart. I have always wanted to be a cool photographer so I decided to become one. I am extremely passionate, quirky, and edgy— a constant burst of joy.

Dream Job: Wonder Woman (superpower only functional behind a camera)

Current Occupation: University Photographer for Ball State University Marketing and Creative Photo Services. (not quite Wonder Woman, but close enough)

For any questions about hiring or future jobs please feel free to email or text at anytime. Keep it quirky!

phone: 765-749-6827

email: gracehollarsthephotog@gmail.com



For the past fifteen years, it has become my mission to excell in photojournalism and visual story telling. I have adopted the identity of Grace Hollars the photojournalist and owning it with pride by understanding the power of a byline and turning over repectful, honest, and compelling work in all fields. My curiousity of this world and visual story telling has compelled me to work for excellence behind any and every camera I place my gentle hands on. My personality is warm, caring, and intense and I always try my best. I fell in love with the light, so I decided to become it. 

Portfolio: www.gracehollars.photography

Email: gracehollarsthephotog@gmail.com

Phone number: 765-749-6827

Instragram: @_gracehollars


  • Student Photographer, Ball State Creative Services & Communications; Muncie, IN — 2018-present

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch; Richmond, VA. 2018 Summer Photo Intern

  • 2x Olympics Photographer: 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil & 2018 Winter Olympics, PyeongChang, South Korea for Ball State at the Games

  • Photographer, Daily News; Muncie, IN — 2016-present

  • Photography Intern, The Star Press; Muncie, IN — Summer of 2013

Achievements/Extra Circulars


  • Ball State University; Muncie, IN — Senior studying Photojournalism and Women and Gender Studies. Graduation date 2019


  • Photo editing

  • Web + page layout

  • Writing: column + captioning


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism at Ball State University // Martin Smith-Rodden (mdsmithrodde@bsu.edu) 765-285-8200

  • Director of BSU At The Games and head of Graphics and Design at Ball State University // Ryan Sparrow (ryanj.sparrow@gmail.com) 765-212-1300

  • Photo Editor at The Richmond Times-Dispatch // James Wallace //(JWallace@timesdispatch.com) 804-814-4772

  • Staff Photographer, The Star Press, Muncie, Ind. // Jordan Kartholl (jkartholl@muncie.gannett.com) 317-217-8681

  • Freelance Photojournalist, Richmond, Virginia // Ryan Kelly (ryan@ryanmkelly.com) (703)402-9744