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Meet Emily McCartney
For the Love of Art & Authenticity
True to her roots, Emily McCartney specializes in western photography where she is able to combine her love of the American West, and the ranching way of life, with her creative image making and passion for art.
Growing up on her family's sixth generation cattle and Quarter Horse operation in north west Texas, Emily understands production agriculture and those that live it. Emily enjoys the many travels her career brings and says that the places she sees and the people she meets through her photography will always be the most impactful part of the journey.
Emily graduated from Texas Tech University in 2017 with an agricultural communications degree and a collegiate ranch horse team national championship win and launched her career as a full-time freelance photographer. In December of 2019 Emily opened Roadrunner Gallery in her hometown of Throckmorton, Texas. Roadrunner Gallery housed Emily's photographic prints, fine art and goods, as well as featured other artists’ works, periodically. The brick and mortar Roadrunner Gallery closed in May of 2022 and went fully online after 3.5 great years of bringing arts, events, and fellowship to her rural community she cherishes so much.
With a growing portfolio consisting of ranch lifestyle, editorial, and commercial photography, Emily stays busy shooting for renowned outdoor companies such as YETI, Western Horseman, B&W Trailer Hitches, Resistol, the American Quarter Horse Association, and more. She thoroughly enjoys both sides of her career- the western art scene, as well as the traveling outdoor photographer life.