Katie Orlinsky – Across Alaska: Yukon Quest & Climate Change
Katie Orlinsky is a photographer and cinematographer from New York City. She received a bachelors degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Colorado College and a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. Katie’s long-held interest in international politics and a desire to raise awareness on social issues originally led her to photography, and after college she moved to Mexico where she got her start as a photojournalist. Since then Katie has photographed personal projects, assignments and documentaries all over the world. Katie regularly works for the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera America and a variety of international magazines and non-profit organizations such as the Too Young to Wed organization and campaign to end child marriage around the world. She has won numerous awards such as the 2014 ADC Young Guns Award, the 2013 PDN 30’s “New and Emerging Photographers to Watch,” The Alexia Foundation 2012 Student Grant, The 2011 POYI Emerging Vision Incentive Award, the 2010 Prix Ani-PixPalace and the 2009 Coup de Couer at Visa Pour L’image. Katie is currently an Artist In Residence with the Levine/Leavitt artists’ agency.
During a Photo Brigade monthly meet up, photographer Katie Orlinsky shares her work on a long term personal project she’s titling “Chasing Winter” after she shot an assignment on the Yukon Quest, the annual 1000 mile dog sled race, which led to a project documenting climate change in Alaska. Watch her presentation and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of our new videos!
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