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Staff Photographer The Los Angeles Times
Katie Falkenberg is a staff photographer at The Los Angeles Times. Raised in Ohio, Falkenberg began her career in Washington, D.C., covering the White House and Capitol Hill as a freelance photographer. From 2006 through 2009, she was a staff photographer at The Washington Times, where she began to focus on documenting contemporary issues in America. Her passion is working on issue-related projects, and she considers it a great privilege and responsibility to tell the stories of people who may not have a chance to be heard otherwise.
Her photography and multimedia work have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the White House News Photographers Association, and the National Press Photographers Association. Her short film, “Uninsured in the Mississippi Delta,” won the Human Rights award at the 2010 Media That Matters film festival. Falkenberg graduated from Warren Wilson College, in North Carolina, with a degree in Studio Art.