Originally from a small town west of Houston, Texas, Allison Hess (b. 1993) became interested in photography while studying journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently living near Houston, Texas. 

She strives to produce photographs that challenge an individual’s perceptions of situations or topics. Through her stories, she hopes that people find what they might have in common with others, rather than what might set us apart. 


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Photo Department Intern, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, May - August 2017

Exhibitions Intern, FotoFest International, Houston, Texas, USA,  June - August 2015

Photo Department Intern, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA,  January - May 2015

Photo Department Intern, Elle Magazine, New York, New York, USA,  January - April 2014

Social Media Intern, Houston Press, Houston, Texas, USA,  June - August 2013


International Photojournalism Class, Hochschule Hannover – University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, Germany, August 2018

Photojournalism II International Course, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark, December 2017

Photojournalism I International Course, Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark, December 2016

Bachelor of Journalism degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, August 2016



Finalist, International Festival of Journalism Vilnius Photo Circle, Lithuania, 2018

Selected, Eddie Adams Workshop, 2018

Selected, The New York Times Portfolio Review, New York, 2018

Group Exhibition, 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers, Rome, Italy, 2017

Publication, A Light in the Dark, Viewfind, USA, 2017

Finalist, Photo Boite | 30 Under 30: Women Photographers, 2017

Publication, Disappearing Breed, Viewfind, 2017

First Place, Fulshear Run Photo Contest, Fulshear, Texas, USA, 2016 

Publication, A Light in the DarkCNN Photos, USA, 2016

Publication, Suffering in SilenceNET Nebraska, USA, 2016 

Semi-Finalist, Hearst Journalism Awards - Photojournalism, 2016

Exhibition, Fly Over Media Presents: Disappearing Breed, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 2016

Group Exhibition, UNL Global Eyewitness photojournalism program, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, 2015, 2014, 2013