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Michael Barone

113 Ridley Howard Ct    ♦   Decatur, GA 30030   ♦   404-578-1054   ♦   photobarone@gmail.com


The University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, Class of Fall 2011

  • Bachelor in Magazines with a Photojournalism Emphasis
  • UGA Cumulative GPA: 3.39



The Red & Black, An Independent Student Newspaper Serving The University of Georgia

Chief Photographer: Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011
Staff Photographer: Nov. 2010 – May-2011

  • “Make it happen” mentality
  • Learned to quickly self edit/publish halftime/postgame galleries including UGA Football, Basketball and Baseball
  • Covered Athens’ PopFest in “real time,” uploading photos in between sets
  • Accepted and completed last minute assignments
  • Promoted through social media



Whetstone Photography, Ducktown, Tenn. April 2011 – Present

Staff Photographer/ Sales Manager

  • Shooting multiple Wildwater Ltd. rafting trips on the Ocoee River following a strict schedule
  • Liaison with clients
  • Responsible for sales when not shooting
  • Responsible for the cash drawer and deposits
  • Work through rain or shine



  • ESPN: Jonathan Taylor Injury Photos (Online and TV)
  • NCAA.com: Jonathan Taylor Injury Photos
  • Collegebound.net: Blog Photographer
  • Rivals.com: Post-Game Locker Room Videographer
  • T-GRIPPPRODUCTIONS: Whitewater Carnage Video (total production)
  • LowCountry Films: Betsy Kingston & The Crowns – “Use Me” @ The Georgia Theatre


  • Society of Professional Journalists: Region 3 Mark of Excellence: General News Photography-4 Year College/University – Graffiti Artist
  • 2012 Associated Collegate Press: Environmental Portrait – First Place – Graffiti Artist


Mark E. Johnson – Photojournalism Professor – 706-542-5026
Tina Stults – Owner, Whetstone Photography – 864-647-6500
Ed Morales – Editorial Advisor, The Red & Black – 706-202-6044