Women Photojournalists of Washington
Falls Church, VA, United States
Karen Kasmauski is a photographer, project manager and educator.
Karen started her career at the Virginian Pilot newspaper as a staff photographer and story developer. She left the Pilot when National Geographic magazine accepted two of her story proposals. She photographed 25 major stories for National Geographic magazine on topics ranging from Japanese Women, Aging, Genetics, Radiation, AIDS, Migration and Ecology of Disease. In 1999 she was awarded Geographic’s prestigious Photographer in Residence position. Her work examines issues of science, public health, and global change. As a visual communications specialist, she brings a human face to the impact of science and social developments. Her interests are how the health of the land and communities are inter-twined.
Kasmauski’s books, NURSE: A World of Care and IMPACT: From the Front lines of Global Health were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in community service. She is continues to work on nursing issues and how nurses intersect with the concerns of global health, developing technologies, poverty and aging populations. Predominately a still photographer and storyteller, she has also worked with audio and video. With two colleagues and Blue Chalk Media, Karen developed a 30 minute broadcast film on Japanese War Brides. Tracing the journeys of three women from Japan to America during the postwar years, the film was licensed by BBC World Media.
After leaving National Geographic in 2005, Karen has worked mainly with non-profits and foundations. . She received the first ‘Grant for Good” from Getty Images to document the transition of an environmental nonprofit based in Tennessee, and their tools for developing grassroots leadership. Karen spoke at the first TEDx MidAtlantic in Baltimore where she highlighted the need to visualize Global Health issues.
- Audio capture
- Breaking news