Portrait by Ivona Kostrya

                            Portrait by Ivona Kostrya

I am a photographer and teacher in Panama City, on Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast. I approach image-making with an eye for life's small details.

I first studied creative writing at Florida State University, and then went on to receive an MFA in photography at the University of Memphis. I delight in exploring new places and people with my camera and am currently working on a photo series on Centenarians. I find portraiture most fulfilling and am always available for creative portraits in the Panama City area.

I enjoy teaching a variety of photography classes at CityArts Cooperative,   Gulf Coast State College, and am also available for private lessons. See my Classes page for up to date offerings.

Thanks for visiting!