Karen Kasmauski
  • Mike Theiss
    Capturing Mother Nature at Her Worst
  • Erika Larsen
    The Sami Reindeer Herders
  • Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott
    South: Life on the Edge
  • Emory Kristof
    Ghost Ships and Sea Monsters
  • Donna O'Meara
    Blown Away
  • Paul Nicklen
    Paul Nicklen
  • Natalie Fobes
    Reaching Home
  • Melissa Farlow
    Extraordinary People in Ordinary Places
  • Daisy Gilardini
    Polar Wonders: Photographs from the Ends of the Earth
  • Tyler Stableford
    Out There: Capturing The Dramatic Moment
  • Mark Moffett
    Ants As Journalism: Chasing Down the Secret Lives of Small Subjects
  • Clyde Butcher
    The Everglades in Black and White
  • Mark Fisher
    Gravity-Inspired Photography: Images from a Vertical World
  • George Steinmetz
    Hyper Arid: Aerial Photos of the World's Extreme Deserts
  • Karen Kasmauski
  • Michael "Nick" Nichols
    Photographing Nature's Giants
  • Stephen Alvarez
    Earth from Below
  • Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson
    In The Footsteps Of Giants
  • Aaron Huey
    American Ocean
  • Stephen O'Meara
    Does the Moon Affect Volcanoes on Earth?
Karen Kasmauski
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Karen Kasmauski has built her career on close observation of people. She specializes in bringing a human face to the impact of science and social developments.  The 25 major stories Kasmauski photographed for National Geographic Magazine include groundbreaking coverage on viruses, women’s issues, aging, emerging diseases, migrating workforce, immigration and other critical topics.

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Her books, "Impact: From the Front lines of Global Health," and "Nurse: A World of Care," were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.  Her international coverage on radiation received top honors in the Pictures of the Year competition as well as a special recognition in the Magazine Photographer of the Year category.  
A skilled story developer and journalist, Kasmauski has created media outreach projects for non-profits. In 2009 she received a grant from Getty Images to document the process of non-profits effecting social change.  She has developed workshops for George Washington University and the Maine Media Workshop.  She sits on the boards of non-profits working with poverty relief and community building in Southeast Asia and in Africa.

Born on a U.S. naval base in Japan to a Japanese mother and American father, Kasmauski grew familiar with multi-cultural relationships early in life. At the University of Michigan she majored in Anthropology and Religion, an academic foundation well suited to her career as a photojournalist where assignments have taken her to dozens of countries on six continents. 

In Observations, Kasmauski will share experiences from her work on a variety of challenging assignments, showing how she explores complex issues and finds ways to connect with people, developing engaging stories and meaningful photographs.

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