Bethanie Mitchell is an independent documentary photographer, journalist, and artist, as well as an experienced photographic educator currently based in Seattle, Washington. She is interested in the aftermath of conflict and human...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist, Producer, Writer, Videographer, Reporter, Video Editor, History, Documentary, Photography, Domestic, Foreign, Portraiture, International News, Freelance, Humanitarian, Assignments
Skills:Research, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Apple Final Cut Pro, Black & White Printing, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Video Editing, Film Processing, Film Photography
Kirby Drawbaugh, 82, is a life long athlete and an ambitious open water swimmer. He continues to set goals, such as swimming the English Channel as part of a relay and crossing the Strait of Gibraltar as a solo swimmer. He trains year round in the frigid temperatures of the Salish Sea in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, he prepares for ice swims at Lake Desire in Renton, Washington. Open water swimming is a fringe sport, due to the extreme temperatures people swim in without a wetsuit. Most people would find swimming in 48 degree water (8 C) intolerable, but at 82, Kirby continues to amaze athletes and spectators with his ability to brave extreme waters without a wetsuit (following English Channel rules), while training and competing in some of the harshest open water swim environments in the world.