Katie Orlinsky is an award-winning photojournalist from New York City. She received a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, and began her career as a photographer in Mexico ten years ago. Since then she has photographed all over the world exploring everything from conflict and social issues to unique subcultures, wildlife and sports. Katie regularly works with major publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Smithsonian. Since 2014 she has been working on a long-term photographic project exploring how climate change is challenging communities across Alaska, and transforming the relationship between people, animals and the land.
Katie frequently partners with educational institutions and non-profit organizations in order to create projects such as “Children Don’t Migrate, They Flee,” a visual exploration of the Central American child migrant crisis exhibited at the United States Senate Building, “Women Resisting Jihad in Mali” a mixed media documentary project about women in post-civil war Mali exhibited at Princeton University, “Innocence Assassinated,” an award-winning five-year project about the victims of Mexico’s Drug War and “Bought and Sold,” a collaboration with anti-slavery organization Caritas and The New York Times about sex trafficking in Nepal.
Katie has won numerous awards over the course of her career from institutions such as the Art Director’s Club, PDN30, Visa Pour L’image, Pictures of the Year International and was named the 2016 Paris Match Female Photojournalist of the Year. She has received grants from The National Geographic Society, The Magnum Foundation, Getty Images, The International Women’s Media Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.