about emily 
Photo by Shanna Lockwood. Sept. 29, 2018.

Emily Enfinger is an award-winning photographer and journalist based in the southern United States. She is a reporter for The Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Enfinger previously worked at The Shreveport Times in Shreveport, La.; Opelika-Auburn News in Opelika, Ala.; The Daily Star in Hammond, La.; The Selma Times-Journal and Selma the Magazine in Selma, Ala.; and The Auburn PlainsmanAuburn University's student newspaper, in Auburn, Ala. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree – concentration in photography.


Enfinger lives for adventure and aspires to be like Indiana Jones.​ She's also a cat lady.

Best Public Service (Division B)

2020 Alabama Press Association contest 

"Lee County tornadoes"


Opelika-Auburn News

Online Breaking News Coverage, Third Place

2020 Alabama Press Association contest 

"Auburn police officer Shot"

Emily Enfinger, Sara Palczewski, Troy Turner

Opelika-Auburn News

Best Sports Photo, Second Place

2019 Alabama Press Association contest 

"Almost a touchdown"

Opelika-Auburn News

Best Spot-News Photo, Second Place

2019 Alabama Press Association contest 

"Car crash"

Opelika-Auburn News

Best Feature Photo, Third Place

2019 Alabama Press Association contest 

"Snowball fight"

Opelika-Auburn News

Best Humorous Photo, Second Place

2018 Alabama Associated Press Media Editors Broadcast and Newspaper contest 

"Bo teases Barkley"

Opelika-Auburn News

Best Spot-Feature Photo, First Place

2017 Alabama Associated Press Media Editors Broadcast and Newspaper contest 

"School's Out"

The Selma Times-Journal

Breaking News, Division 3, Second Place 
2017 Louisiana Press Association contest

"Stopped on rail"

The Daily Star

Breaking News, Division 3, Third Place
2017 Louisiana Press Association Contest

"Up in smoke"

The Daily Star

Student Achievement Award for Studio Art

Auburn University

The Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

September 2020 - current

The Shreveport Times

Shreveport, La.

Breaking news reporter 
April 2019 - September 2020

Opelika-Auburn News

Opelika, Ala.

November 2017 - March 2019

The Daily Star
Hammond, La.

Crime reporter 
 August 2016 - July 2017

The Selma Times-Journal

General assignment reporter

Selma, Ala.
December 2015 - August 2016

The Auburn Plainsman
Auburn, Ala.

Photographer/photo editor 
August 2013 - December 2015


Taking Pictures: 2017
Black Box Gallery - Portland, Or. 

Juried Fine Art Exhibition
Biggin Gallery - Auburn, Ala.  

Bite Sized
Fieldworks Gallery - Auburn, Ala. 

Vault Space - Auburn, Ala.

Two-person Exhibition