Emily J. Gómez earned her B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in photography from Loyola University Chicago in 1998, and her MFA with Distinction from the University of Georgia in 2006. She served as the staff photographer for a Metropolitan Detroit Newspaper, the Spinal Column Newsweekly, for five years and as the Professor of Photography at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia for fifteen. She is currently a full-time artist and co-owner, with her husband Ernesto, of East Twin Studios, LLC in Lewiston, Michigan.
Her artistic interests lie in finding awe-inspiring landscapes, often while contemplating their complicated histories of human habitation. Among her accomplishments are a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for a Distinguished Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and published photographs in the books Platinum and Palladium Photographs: Technical History, Connoisseurship, and Preservation, as well as Platinotype: Making Photographs in Platinum and Palladium with the Contemporary Printing-Out Process by Pradip Malde with Mike Ware. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw, Georgia.