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Karen Kasmauski

Photographer Karen Kasmauski has produced 25 stories for National Geographic magazine on topics ranging from earthquakes in Japan to oil exploration in Alaska. She finds the personal stories behind the headlines, blending a warm human sensitivity with a photographer’s eye for detail to distill global issues into resonant images. As a senior fellow with the International League of Conservation Photographers, she also specializes in looking at how the health of the land affects the communities on it.

Karen's book Impact: From the Front Lines of Global Health, published by National Geographic, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and she received an inaugural Getty Images Grant for Good to develop compelling new imagery for the non-profits she supports. Another book, Nurse: A World of Care, tells stories of dedicated medical professionals—“frontline soldiers” in the war against suffering and disease—from the frozen rivers of Alaska to the slums of Nairobi. Karen has photographed in numerous destinations all over the world—from Japan, Vietnam, and India to Africa and the Arctic. Kasmauski also serves on the board of The Park Institute of America.