Emory Hall’s journey as a travel photographer and visual journalist began over six years ago when she traveled to Nepal. Exploring the most remote regions of the country, from its desert Gangetic plains to its isolated villages in the high Himalayas, she carried with her only a backpack and a camera. During these journeys, her camera became a creative outlet and powerful tool that helped her share all that she was witnessing, feeling and experiencing. There her life’s passion was ignited, which would ultimately lead her to her career as a photographer and take her around the world to India, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia.
Throughout her travels, Emory has had the privilege of connecting with a diversity of cultures, observing their unique traditions and ways of life. She has heard and documented different accounts from communities that are facing deeply complex challenges in our ever-changing world. She has lived alongside Tibetan refugees in India, worked with political prisoners and displaced peoples on the border of Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), learned from Aboriginal Elders in the bush of eastern Australia, studied in Zen monasteries in the mountains of Taiwan, spent weeks in remote villages in the Nepal Himalaya, researched the mystical practices of Sufism in Rumi’s ancient town of Konya, Turkey, taught English to novice monks in rural Thailand, along with many other transformative experiences. With her camera as her instrument, Emory has attempted to inspire others, to bring awareness to important global issues, and to give a voice to those whose circumstances inhibit that.
Emory Hall’s work has been published in Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine, The Examiner, Elephant Journal, ECS Nepal, Healthy Life Nepal, Tattoo.com, Vevo, and more. Some of her work is currently on display at Wanderlust Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
In 2010, while studying in India, Emory met her husband, musician Trevor Hall. For the past two years she has spent her time on the road touring with her husband and working as his creative director. She designed the artwork for his past two musical albums, created his website and merchandise lines, as well as directed and produced many of his music videos, interviews, album trailers and more. Emory is currently taking time off from touring to launch her website and show publicly for the first time the photographs she has captured over many years of travel.