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My name is Phillip Waller and I am a young communications professional working in Washington, D.C. After graduating from the University of Mississippi with degrees in public policy and journalism, I moved to the city to pursue a master’s degree in Media and Strategic Communication at George Washington University. This is my homepage with links to my photography page, my blog and my latest projects.
One of my favorite projects was  a community rally at the University of Mississippi that had 2000+ attendees. The Associated Press, The New York Times, CNN, and local and regional outlets covered the event.
I work with Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, and a variety of other tools to produce graphics, GIFs, videos, and other digital content. I am also an experienced photographer, working with clients like Disney/ESPN Images, C Spire Wireless, Mud & Magnolias Magazine, and the Associated Press. You can see drafts of my professional work on this password protected page. Request access in the contact form below. 
If you have any other questions about what I do, just check out this site or contact me.

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Recent Posts

What Explains the Rise of Extremism in The Muslim World?

Perhaps one of the defining characteristics of religion is that it provides a structure for adherents to process the world around them. For the world’s Muslims, who have been rocked by isolated waves of violent extremism in recent decades, their religion provides a...
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Miller | Portraits

I just made it through a few edits from tonight's shoot. Here are a few of my favorites: This one light portrait challenge forced me to be creative. A floor lamp cast the perfect orange glow, and a gelled flash in a 30 inch soft box with a gold reflector for fill gave...
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Critical Discourse Analysis and Why Context Matters

Humans are complex creatures that seek simplicity. The human brain receives a firehose of sensory information, sorting the relevant from the irrelevant at warp speed, and processing that information into a set of simple decisions. The most complex deep-learning...
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Fresh Air

After one very toxic week, it was time for some fresh air and a nighttime ride through downtown D.C. The sky was riveting today, with speckled, striated clouds blanketing the sky and reflecting the sun. The moonlight was no different. I noticed that Pennsylvania...
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Campaign Spotting: Clinton & Trump Tied?

With an unsurprisingly full week on the campaign trail, a new set of polls show that Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump are tied, and races are tightening in battleground states that will be key to Democrats' hopes of retaking the Senate. This is bad news for Clinton,...
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Public Diplomacy Failures in a Secular World

Just this past week, France's high court rolled back a series of local ordinances that banned 'burkinis' on French beaches. The bans quickly attracted international attention when photos of French police forcing conservative Muslim women to strip off the garments...
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LinkedIn Photo Shoot

My friend Bryan picked up photography recently and I've been itching to get back into the studio. I dusted off my studio lighting gear, invited a few other friends, and got to work. We set up a basic three light studio in Bryan's apartment including a LumoPro LP-180...
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