photographer + art director



Therese Niedbala


I like to try everything. So, I’m a photographer and art director.

In school, I’ve tried fashion business, journalism, and marketing. Outside of school, I pursue my photography business and fashion modeling. I plan to graduate Columbia College in 2020 with a BA in marketing and a minor in journalism.

Reflecting, it’s simple. I love to develop identities and tell those stories visually. I love observing the vignettes of life through my lens, or helping someone show who and why they are, to the world.

My photography background began in film then transferred to digital. I’ve held internships as a photography assistant to the creative director of CHC and Guggenheim Fellow Melissa Pinney, and I’ve interned in the Chicago Tribune photo archives.

I’ve been modeling professionally since 2017. I signed with my current agency, The Rock, in July 2018.

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