Ramey Newell is an award-winning filmmaker, sound artist, photographer, and graphic designer who splits her time between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia. Her moving image work has been screened at festivals and galleries in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and has won accolades such as the Jury’s Stellar Award at Black Maria Film Festival (2018) and Best Director at Mirror Mountain Film Festival (2017). Ramey’s photography has been published in regional, national, and international magazines including Backpacker, New Mexico Magazine, and Square. Her graphic design clients include the National Park Service, Pew Charitable Trust, Western Conservation Foundation, Sustainable Harvest International, Amargosa Conservancy, and other environmentally-focused organizations.
Ramey earned a BFA in Photography from New Mexico State University, where her thesis project was granted the President’s Award. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is currently completing an MFA in Visual Art at the University of British Columbia. Ramey was also a 2016 Flaherty Seminar Fellow.
Although she grew up in the Pacific Northwest, Ramey spent almost ten years in the American Southwest deserts and the Rocky Mountain foothills before moving back to the left coast in 2017. When she’s not making art, she enjoys hiking in the high country, rock climbing, playing tennis, gardening, or traveling with her partner and two spotty dogs.
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