Katie Falkenberg is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles, CA and Southern Oregon. Raised in Ohio, she began her career in Washington, D.C., covering the White House and other national news. Since then, assignments have taken her to the mountains of Pakistan, the jungles of eastern Congo, the coalfields of Appalachia, and many places in between.
Falkenberg is a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Feature Photography, and 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, or painting.
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