Megan Farmer is a visual journalist at Seattle's NPR affiliate station, KUOW Public Radio. She previously worked at the Omaha World-Herald. Originally from upstate, New York, Megan studied photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2013.
Megan was the runner-up for the Cliff Edom New America award in the 2020 National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism Contest for the long-term story, Life After a Hate Crime: The recovery of DaShawn Horne. She was also the recipient of a first place award in the Society of Professional Journalists NW Excellence in Journalism contest and an Edward R. Murrow award for the story. Megan was the recipient of the ArtWorks Projects Emerging Lens Mentorship Program in 2019. She has attended the Kalish Workshop, the New York Times portfolio review and was a member of the Eddie Adams Workshop class of XXIX.
Megan's work has appeared in NPR, The Associated Press, The New York Times, Science Magazine, Bleacher Report, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Omaha World-Herald, and The Seattle Times.
Available for assignments in the Pacific Northwest.
Portrait by Adam Wolffbrandt