We are Greensboro, North Carolina. We are the city of makers.
We design, build, create. We roll up our sleeves. We get our hands dirty. We get it done. We make it happen.
Made in Greensboro celebrates those makers — the entrepreneurs, the artists, the community builders, the next generation of leaders.
About the photographers
VANDERVEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS (2019-2020, 2023)
Rebecka and Bert VanderVeen have been together in life and photography since 1999, capturing art, beautiful moments and dynamic events along the way. We are known for our candid moments, photojournalistic style, non bombastic attitude and clean image-making.
Alumni of UNC Greensboro, Rebecka graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art and Bert finished with a Masters in History, specifically the impact of photography in the turn of the century south.
We live in Greensboro NC with our two daughters, two dogs, and two cats (who would prefer to be left out of this whole thing.)
Kendra Knight Photography (2021)
She is passionate about helping women to brand their personal and professional career to leave an impact and a legacy. She believes in creating opportunities where women and young girls are confidently promoted, empowered and inspired to provide real actionable change in their local communities. It’s because of this that Kendra feels a strong call to carry them forward, powering and propelling as one collective strength.
Odyssey Images (2018)
Andrew fell in love with photography on a snowy day in middle school. Using his dad’s point-and-shoot camera he created his first masterpiece; “Extreme Sledding Adventure,” a slideshow of his friends sledding edited to “Holiday” by Green Day. He likes to think his work has improved since then. After graduating from Elon University in 2013, Andrew worked as a staff photojournalist in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He is the 2016 Hugh Morton North Carolina Photographer of the Year and 2016 National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year for the Southeast Region. When he’s not chasing light and capturing moments Andrew loves spending time with his fiancée Sarah and lab pup Maddie, riding his mountain bike, cooking and fly fishing. He’s still a big fan of snow days.
Even as a child Elise had a passion for documenting everyday life. Admittedly, her out of focus images of the family dog, Sophie, quickly became passé but she was lucky enough to expand and hone her photographic talents at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Elise worked at papers in Rhode Island and Ohio before moving to North Carolina in 2015. During those formative years Elise garnered five Associated Press awards and an even deeper love of her craft. Elise likes to spend her free time knitting very slowly, attracting new birds to her backyard, playing tennis with her fiancé, Christopher, and taking slightly more focused photos of their Airedale Terrier, Kaia.
Elise and Andrew first met while trying to stay out of one another’s photos on an assignment in Greensboro. After discussing photography for several hours they knew they would become fast friends and give their significant others a break from their endless photo chatter. With their backgrounds in photojournalism, their love of a good story and the fact that they became neighbors, it seemed inevitable that Andrew and Elise would form Odyssey Images. Each assignment is an adventure they look forward to capturing and sharing with those who love a good tale.
Perfecta Visuals (2015-2017)
All the makers from 2015-2017 were photographed by Scott Muthersbaugh and Jerry Wolford of Perfecta Visuals, a commercial photo studio based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Both Jerry and Scott worked as photojournalists for local newspapers before founding Perfecta. They love opportunities to capture where people live, work and are passionate about things that matter to them.
Among numerous other awards, both Jerry and Scott have been named as the North Carolina Press Association Hugh Morton Photographer of the Year and Jerry is the reigning National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year.
About Action Greensboro
Action Greensboro is a nonprofit that champions projects aimed at enhancing the city’s quality of life, civic engagement, and educational advancement and attracting and retaining young people in Greensboro.
About City of Greensboro
The City of Greensboro works with the community to improve the quality of life for residents through inclusion, diversity and trust. As the third largest city in North Carolina, Greensboro employs a professional staff of approximately 3,000 who maintain the values of honesty, stewardship and respect. The City is governed by a council-manager form of government with a mayor and eight council members. For more information on the City, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov or call 336-373-CITY (2489).