National Geographic Photographer
Photographer Katie Orlinsky has spent over a decade covering news stories and feature assignments around the world. Her work explores a variety of subjects from conflict and social issues to unique subcultures, wildlife, and sports, and has been featured in National Geographic magazine, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Smithsonian. Katie has won numerous awards over the course of her career from institutions such as the Art Director’s Club, PDN30, Visa Pour L’image, and Pictures of the Year International, and was named the 2016 Paris Match Female Photojournalist of the Year.
Since 2014, she has been working on a long-term photographic project exploring how climate change is challenging communities across Alaska, and transforming the relationship between people, animals, and the land. Based in Alaska for part of the year, Katie continues to work in the region and is teaching photojournalism at University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2018. She has received grants from The National Geographic Society, The Magnum Foundation, Getty Images, The International Women’s Media Foundation, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
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