Christy Lorio is a photographer and writer based in New Orleans, LA.
Christy got her start writing professionally in 2009 when she started her fashion blog Slow Southern Style (remember blogs?), which featured regional fashion designers. She was quickly recognized for her work and started writing for GoNOLA, New Orleans Magazine, Gambit Weekly and eventually The Times-Picayune. She currently freelances for Ochsner Healthcare, is the social media manager for Elysian Seafood, works as a teaching assistant at The University of New Orleans and is available for freelance writing and photography work.
Her fine art photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Los Angeles, CA, Rome, Italy, Duluth, GA, Ruston, LA and her hometown of New Orleans. Her photojournalism work been seen in Vice News, In These Times, Gambit Weekly and French Quarter Journal, among other places. Christy was also chosen as a participant in Eddie Adams Workshop XXIV.
She earned the distinction of being selected as a 2021 fellow for Arizona State University's Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference and received an honorable mention for her essay "So Much Shit" in Peauxdunque Review's 2020 Words and Music Writing Competition from guest judge Kiese Laymon.
Christy holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The University of New Orleans as well as BAs in English and Film & Theatre. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Art from UNO.
When she isn't working, Christy enjoys hiking (especially in Arizona), Facetiming with her niece, and rollerskating.