Deleigh Hermes is a photojournalist and an adventure and travel photographer. 


  • 2006 Documentation, Stratosphere Lounge, San Marcos, TX 


  • 2014 Raw Exhibition, The Belmont, TX
  • 2012 Deep East Side Studio Tour, Springboard, TX
  • 2012 Art Over Congress, Austin, TX 
  • 2011 MEDS, Soda Tooth Contemporary, San Marcos,TX
  • 2011 Expose the Arts, juried by Jeff Dell, Tantra, San Marcos TX
  • 2009 Still and Still Moving, exit exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2009 Artpace juried show at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2009 Sabinalla II,Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2008 Sabinalla I,Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
  • 2006 Dormouse Fantabulous, Tantra, San Marcos, TX 


  • Women and Their Work
  • Big Medium


  • 2015 Speech for the Texas State University Thesis Class
  • 2016 Speech for the Texas State University Thesis Class
  • 2016 Restorative Justice Coalition, Alamo Drafthouse
  • 2017 University of Texas, School of Social Work, Restorative Justice Master's class


  • 2019- National Geographic Visual Storytelling workshop with John Stanmeyer, India
  • 2018- Workshop with Chris Burkard in Salt Lake City
  • 2018- Assistant to Ismail Ferdous on his National Geographic September issue story, A New American Dream
  • 2017- Assistant for Chad Copeland on his personal story over bears in Yellowstone
  • 2016- National Geographic Visual Storytelling workshop with John Stanmeyer, Bali
  • 2016- Assistant to Burton Pritzker for his photo workshop, The Ox, in Kyle, TX
  • 2016- Hosted a Social Media Marketing workshop Austin, TX
  • 2015- National Geographic's The Travel Assignment with Jim Richardson
  • 2013- Assistant to Okello Dunkly during his intro to photography workshop in Austin, TX


  • 2019- Week 6 and Week 7 Top Editors pick for the National Geographic Travel Contest
  • 2018- IPA Honorable Mention for Night Photography, Muir's Dreamscape
  • 2018- IPA Honorable Mention for Editorial: Photo Essay and Feature Story, Faceless Farmers
  • 2018- IPA Honorable Mention for Extreme Sports, Natural High, BASE Jumping 
  • 2011- First place in the Del Mar Sunglasses Watery Photograph Contest, through Texas Monthly, trip to Belize in                      2012                                        
  • 2011- 8th and 10th place at the North American Body Painting and Photography Contest, Dallas,TX 
  • 2010- Special mentions of the jury in The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards Dominate Color Contest
  • 2006- Day in the Life at Texas State University Contest, San Marcos, TX 


  • 2017- Week long survival course with Thomas Coyne, focus on Desert and Mountainous areas; First Aid recert
  • 2016- Nols Wilderness First Aid and CPR Certification
  • 2009- Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital and Photographic Imaging, Texas State University

Borderland Collective,“Borderland Collective is a social art project that facilitates the participatory exploration and documentation of geographic and socio cultural borders. Fueled by collaborations between artists, teachers, youth, and families we use art as a means to trouble notions of who holds knowledge and what stories are told, providing an inclusive representation of the contemporary American experience.” 

University Honors College 2009: Undergraduate Research Conference and Thesis Forum, First Place: “Wurzbach Manor” Deleigh Hermes, Ben Lamb, Christina Zambrano


Awarded IPA Honorable Mention for Editorial Photo Essay and Feature Story Story, Night Photography, as well as the Extreme Sports category

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