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Member Information:

  • Website: catherinekarnowphotoworkshop.com
  • Phone: (415) 928-3232
  • Stock: www.corbisimages.com/photographer/catherine-karnow
  • LinkedIn: Link
  • National Geographic Expeditions Weekend Workshop: Tucson: Link
  • National Geographic Expeditions Weekend Workshop: San Francisco, August 1-4, 2013; October 3-6, 2013: Link
  • National Geographic Traveler Seminar: People & Places : Link
  • Catherine Karnow Photo Workshop May 2014: Link
  • Agent Orange Awareness Campaign: Link

Catherine Karnow

Born and raised in Hong Kong, the daughter of an American journalist, San Francisco-based photographer Catherine Karnow seems destined to have travel and photo-journalism at the center of her life. She studied photography in high school, and graduated Brown University with honors degrees in Comparative Literature and Semiotics.  After a brief career as a filmmaker – her film Brooklyn Bridge premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984 – she turned her attention to photography full time in 1986.

Catherine has covered Australian Aborigines; Bombay film stars; victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam; Russian “Old Believers” in Alaska; Greenwich, Connecticut high society; and an Albanian farm family.  In 1994, she was the only non-Vietnamese photo-journalist to accompany General Giap on his historic first return to the forest encampment in the northern Vietnam highlands from which he plotted the battle of Dien Bien Phu. She also gained unprecedented access to Prince Charles for her 2006 National Geographic feature, “Not Your Typical Radical.”

Her work appears in National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, French & German GEO and other international publications.  She has also participated in several Day in the Life series, Passage to Vietnam, and Women in the Material World.  Catherine Karnow is known for her vibrant, emotional and sensitive style of photographing people.

Catherine has been teaching photography since 1995; and has taught at Maine Photo Workshops; Santa Fe Photo Workshops; and others. For National Geographic, she currently teaches Weekend Workshops in San Francisco, at Miraval in Tucson; and the National Geographic Traveler “Passion for Travel” Seminar in cities all over the US.  She also gives private workshops and teaching seminars all over the world.

Please donate to Catherine’s project for a photojournalism story on the terrible effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, to bring the plight of these children to the attention of the world, and to get them the help they deserve and need – they are innocent victims of a terrible war.  This is truly one of the major atrocities of the 20th century.  https://indievoic.es/projects/project_home/35/D

Agent Orange:  A Terrible Legacy

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