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Velvet S. McNeil is an event and portrait photographer and an award-winning photojournalist. Her work during the past decade also includes positions as a multimedia specialist, graphic artist, and page designer. She spent eight of those years as a staff photographer and videographer for The Detroit News.

Ms. McNeil studied photography at the University of Westminster in London, England. She earned a bachelor’s degree in studio art and secondary art education from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, and later graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography.

Ms. McNeil, a New York native, lives in South Jersey.