Katie Falkenberg is a Pulitzer Prize finalist photographer and filmmaker based in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. She began her career as a photojournalist in Washington, D.C., covering the White House and other international and national news stories as a freelancer for news organizations such as The New York Times and the Associated Press, and then as a staff photographer at The Washington Times. In 2010 she headed West to join the Los Angeles Times where she worked until 2019. Assignments have taken her to the mountains of Pakistan, the jungles of eastern Congo, the coalfields of Appalachia, and many places in between.
In addition to being Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography, she is a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Domestic Photography. She has twice been named Multimedia Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi), and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and two of her short films have been named Official Honorees in the Webby Awards.
Her greatest passion is working on environmental conservation and outdoor-themed photo and video stories that raise awareness and understanding, or spark interest and inspiration.
When not working, she can be found surfing, fly-fishing, working in her vegetable garden, or painting.
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