Danielle Hardy                     

Editorial and Curated Narrative Photographer

8934 Tennessee Avenue                                   

Kansas City, MO 64138

(816) 914-3031


University of Missouri  -  Columbia

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Storytelling 

Minor in Art-Photography 

Minor in Black Studies 

Anticipated Graduation in May 2023

Study Abroad

2022 Florence University of the Arts 


Kierra Branker, photographer and storyteller | Penumbra Foundation Workspace Program Alumna  

Desiree Moore, filmmaker and storyteller | Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri 

Joe Johnson, photographer | Professor and Associate Director at the University of Missouri | (617) 794-0469

Michael Donnor, photographer | Sr. Global Brand Creative Manager at Converse HQ | (978) 594-6533

Visual Arts Achievements 



  Owner and Creative Director, Danielle Hardy Photography

  Art Director, Matchbook Marketing -  Columbia, MO

  Intern, Orr Street Studios Gallery - Columbia, MO


  Personal Photographic Intern, David Weiss - Florence, Italy

  Brand Creative Intern, Converse -  Boston, MA

  Assistant, Seasonal In-line Shoot, Converse - Boston, MA 

  All-Star, Converse


  Creative Lead, Relevant Youth - Columbia, MO

  Marketing Photographer, Broadway Hair Company - Columbia, MO



Bacardi - Columbia, MO

     - Photographed branded content shoots for local activations

 Grad Photography  Clients - Columbia, MO; LA, California

 Artist in Residence (AiR), Orr Street Studios - Columbia Missouri


Print Sell,  Mizzou Black Creatives - Columbia, MO

  Barriers NYC - Cambridge, MA 

        - Photographed the Converse x Barriers collaboration on-location at Harvard 

  Grad Photography  Clients - Kansas City, MO


University of Missouri Alumni Associations Homecoming - Columbia, MO

Christian Fellowship Church - Columbia, MO

        - Photographed a documentary piece on in2Action Transitional Center

Soul Sessions - Columbia, MO

Juried Exhibitions 



   Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, “Tapestry” - Columbia, MO

   Visual Arts and Design Showcase, “Color in Anything” and “Golden Air” - Columbia, MO 

   Kansas City Artist Coalition, “Tapestry” and “Color in Anything”

   Columbia Art League-Art in the Park, “Tapestry” - Columbia, MO


   Visual Arts and Design Showcase, “Black Onyx” - Columbia, MO

   Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, “Black Onyx” - Columbia, MO

   Albrecht-Kemper Museum Juried Exhibition, “Twoness” - St. Joseph, MO


   Bellwethers Exhibition, “Masculinity” - Martin, TN



 “Child”,  Florence University of the Arts Photography Exhibition - Florence, Italy

Gallery Exhibitions 


  Martin Luther King BHM Exhibition, “Tapestry” - Columbia, MO

  “The Color Black”, “Masculinity”, Orr Street Studios - Columbia, MO

  The Josephine Gallery,  Curated by Kylee Isom, “Darker Berries” - Columbia, MO

  Chancellor’s Art Showcase, “Untitled” and “Golden Air” - Columbia, MO

 H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute - 2023 Kansas City Flatfile

    & Digitalfile, “Tapestry” and “Color in Anything”        


  Art on the Move, “Unprecedented”- St. Louis, MO



  Mizzou Black Creatives 

  Black Woman Photographers 

  Matchbook Marketing

Conferences, Masterclasses & Reviews


 SPE Annual Photography Conference 

  Black Woman Photographers Portfolio Review, Getty Images 

  Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Intro to Wetplate with Rashaad      Taylor

Performing Arts

Productions & Performance 


 Kansas City Fashion Week, A.Musemixx - Kansas City, MO

2016 - 2020 

 The Pulse Performing Arts Center - Kansas City, MO

 Fringfest - Kansas City, MO

 Störling Theatre, Underground - Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO

 Defy Dance Project - Kansas City, MO

2002 - 2016 

 Wynn Twins Dance Center

Master Class Intensives 

2013 -2018 

 Quixotic Contemporary Intensive 

 Houston Ballet Summer Intensive

 Miller Marley Summer Intensive

 Kansas City Ballet Summer Intensive

Film Production


Directed, Edited, Produced, Golden Air, Short Non-Narrative Film - Columbia, MO

Produced, Directed, Edited, Littering PSA, The City of Columbia - Columbia, MO


Choreographer, Two Step, Short Narrative Film - Columbia, MO

Editor, Shot Reverse Shot, The Cat Killer, Short Film - Columbia, MO

Casting Director, Shot Reverse, The Flower Girl: A Senses Story - Columbia, MO


Head Editor Internship, Essential Stories Project, New York, NY

Production Assistant, Becoming Naomi, Chicago, IL


Visual Arts and Design Showcase, Grand Prize Artistic Expression Juror Prize

Kansas City Artist Coalition Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, 2nd Place Juror Prize 

2023 Mizzou 1839 Finalist

2nd Place, Kansas City Artist Coalition Exhibition, photography

2022 Visual Arts and Design Showcase, Columbia Art League Award, photography

Bingham Gallery  Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, photography

University of Missouri Arts and Science Dean’s List

Stealy Visual Studies Scholarship

Visual Arts and Design Showcase, 3rd Place Juror Prize, “Two Step”

2021 Bellwether Gallery Exhibition, photography

University of Missouri Arts and Science Dean’s List 

2020 T. Howard Foundation, Final Talent Pool

University of Missouri Arts and Science Dean’s List 

2019 University of Missouri, George C. Brooks Scholar 

St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School, Magna Cum Laude


Mistake House Magazine 



2023 CIS Abroad Feature (in progress) 

Q&A and Spotlight With Danielle Hardy

Through the Lens of Black Women Photographers (in progress) 

Danielle Hardy BWP x Flipboard Profile

Kansas City Fashion Week, Look 1


Refinery29 Unbothered Interview 

"What's Tea?"

University of Missouri School of Visual Studies 

Danielle Hardy - DST Senior 

Voyage KC Magazine

KBIA Newscast

Morning Newscast for April 27, 2023


12 students bring home awards at the 2023 Visual Arts and Design Showcase


 Case Scholars Scholar Highlight 

Danielle Hardy: Scholar Highlight

Volunteer and Involvement Experience 

2023 Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir - Columbia, MO

2022 Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir - Columbia, MO

Artist/Student Abroad, Florence University of the Arts - Florence, Italy

2021 Volunteer, True/False Festival - Columbia, MO

Theater Operations Liaison, True/False Festival - Columbia, MO

2020 Volunteer, True/False Festival - Columbia, MO

United Ambassadors, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

Mentor, Desire to Aspire - Columbia, MO

2019 Tutor, W.E.B. DuBois - Kansas City, MO

Mentor, Desire to Aspire - Columbia, MO

Volunteer, Tiger Pantry, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

United Ambassadors, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

Invited Juror or Speaker

2023 University of Missouri George C. Brooks Scholarship - Columbia, MO

Alpha Kappa Alpha Delta Tau Chapter “Klub Kreative” - Columbia, MO

2022 Brand Creative, Graphic Designer Part-time Position, Converse - Boston, MA

2020 University of Missouri George C. Brooks Scholarship - Columbia, MO


Photography (Adobe Lightroom)

Non-Linear Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro)

Adobe Photoshop and Bridge

Capture One 

Professional Dancer

Social Media

Digital Photography

Analog Film Processes 

BronColor lighting studio

Black and White Contact Printing

Negative Scanning

Digital CMYK Printing

Mood boarding 

Using Format