About Me


Michael Clubb is a photojournalist based in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Born in Louisville but raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Michael returned to the Bluegrass State to attend the University of Kentucky as a marketing major. After joining the Kentucky Kernel, UK’s independent student newspaper, as a photographer, he soon realized that photography was more than a hobby for him; it would be his career. While at the Kernel during all four years, Michael worked as a photographer, managing editor and art director. Following graduation in 2022, he worked as a visuals intern for the Lexington Herald-Leader, producing both stills and video.

Michael has also worked as a freelancer for a number of outlets, including The Associated Press, the Louisville Courier Journal and several university athletics programs.

Though he has shot news and features for the Kernel and other outlets, such as the western Kentucky tornado in December 2021, two Kentucky Derbies in 2019 and 2021 and a shooting at the Fayette Mall in 2020, Michael especially enjoys photographing sports. UK’s nationally recognized athletics program has allowed Michael many opportunities to shoot large-scale sporting events, including UK football’s last four bowl games, two NCAA mens basketball tournaments and the 2020 NCAA volleyball championship. 

Michael’s work has gained state, national and international recognition. Most notably, he was named Kentucky News Photographers Association Sports Photographer of the Year in 2020, competing against journalism professionals as well as against fellow students. In 2020 and 2021, he earned an Award of Excellence from the College Photographer of the Year association for his Sports Portfolio. A full list of his accolades, including first-place finishes at the state and national level, can be found on his resume that can be downloaded here.

Michael is available for freelance assignments. Contact him at michael@michaelclubb.com or (865) 696-5527.

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