Emily J. Gómez is originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She earned a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography from Loyola University Chicago in 1998 and went on to work as the staff photographer for a Metropolitan Detroit newspaper, The Spinal Column Newsweekly, for five years. In 2006, she earned an MFA with Distinction in Photography from the University of Georgia. Currently, she is a professor of art at Georgia College, where she teaches darkroom, digital and alternative process photography. She lives in Milledgeville, Georgia with her sculptor and sound artist husband, Ernesto R. Gómez and their dog, Maya.
Her most recent honors include the First Jurors Award, awarded by S. Gayle Stevens for Keowee Town, her cyanotype entry in the Altered Views International Alternative Process Exhibition at Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. She also received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for a Distinguished Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and a commission and purchase award from the Zuckerman Museum of Art.