Penelope M. Carrington spent 20 years chasing a variety of stories as an award-winning writer and editor, and later, a multimedia producer. She is an alumna of the "Multimedia Reporting and Convergence Workshop" hosted by the Knight Digital Media Center at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she has also been a guest speaker.
She continues to tell stories as an art director, photographer, and filmmaker for a variety of clients. Her work has been published by the New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Time, CNN, NBC News, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, U.S. Airways, and Vogue Italia’s PhotoVogue, among others.
She served as art director, photographer and designer of multiple fiction books and other projects. Her portrait of Newbery Medalist and New York Times best-selling author Meg Medina is featured in "Read 180 Universal." The global, high school-level reading program was launched in March 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. The same year, Penelope was awarded a “HEArts: Equity in Action!” grant by the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation for the photo-narrative project, “Stretching Out My Hands," which is now a traveling exhibit.
Her work is also part of the permanent collections at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Family Lifeline.