Photographer Abby Drey

Welcome! My name is Abby and I am a visual journalist. Photography is my passion, the way I live and view the world.

I am the visuals editor and photographer for the Centre Daily Times, the major newspaper for State College and Centre County, Pennsylvania. I cover a wide array of local news events, high school sports, minor league baseball and Penn State events and sports.

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Pennsylvania State University. Through my four years at Penn State’s University Park campus I was an active member of the photo staff at the student run newspaper, The Daily Collegian.  After graduation I gained experience serving internships at The Reading Eagle and the Allentown Morning Call, two prominent daily newspapers in Pennsylvania.

My images have appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, Entertainment Weekly, and the Penn Stater Magazine, in addition to numerous newspapers and websites.  It has been an honor to receive various accolades from the Keystone Press Awards and the Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors awards. I am also a member of the National Press Photographers Association.

I love talking to people and connecting with them to share their story.

My creativity encompasses photographing weddings, engagements, portraits, boudoir, and all of life’s amazing moments.