Morgan W. Richie is a photographer and filmmaker. She recently returned to Central Florida after living for over 25 years in Hawaii and California. Morgan's photography has been accepted into The Contemporary Photography in Hawaii exhibit three times and in 2019 she won the Halekulani Corporation Award for her Untitled #096.
In 2020-2021, she produced 11 short films and graduated from the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective Producer's Lab. She has also worked on set and in the production office for several commercials and as a background actor in a feature film. She also designed book covers and layout for four novels - The Bend in the Straight and Narrow historical fiction series by Sarah A. Younger and Societal Damage by Shannon Sheets.
But she started as a marine biologist. In the first 20 years of her career, her adventures took her to sea. She once researched the historical ecology of tropical marine ecosystems, managed a large marine mammal monitoring program, presented her work to the Princess of Thailand, and rode a one-eyed horse on a deserted stretch of a rarely visited island. Now she brings her creativity and production skills from science to art and wakes every day with the desire to create imagery that resonates deeply with the viewer.