Duncan Madaris Hill was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina. He now lives in Washington, D.C., where he works as a freelance photographer, documenting the people and places of the United States's capital. Hill earned his BA in Film Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2009. His cinematography has been awarded and showcased in film festivals across the country. Hill's photographs have been published in Photography Monthly, Digital Photo, Side B, and F8 Magazine.