Kate Schoenbach is a New York based documentary photographer, videographer, journalist, and speaker specializing in global humanitarian issues. Dedicated to empowering individuals experiencing oppression, her most recent project, Uncovering the Past, explores how identities fractured by European colonialism have shaped the world of the ancestors of the Namibian genocide victims. Through visually compelling narratives and evocative imagery, she wishes to shine a light on social injustices.
Kate come to photography from a unique angle. Prior to studying photography at New York's School of Visual Arts, she obtained an MSc in Economics from the University of London. Her studies in economics and international relations have given her a deeper understanding of social issues, which allows her to connect more intimately with her environment when engaged in photographic assignments.
What Kate loves about photography is its unparalleled ability to connect people from all walks of life, as it is the universal language for everyone with the power of sight. Through a photograph, we are able to experience the essence of a moment which cannot be communicated through words alone. A powerful image is a pictorial account of a history past, present, and future and makes a faraway land or issue immediately tangible to the viewer. Through photography, Kate wishes to encourage a dialogue about the beauty, diversity, and synchronicity of our shared humanity.
Kate work with media companies, NGOs, foundations, and educational institutions to create impactful visual stories often overlooked by traditional media outlets.
Kate's work has been published in BBC World
, New Era Publication Corporation
, The Art of Intuitive Photography (available on Amazon
), among others.
Please visit Kate's site at: kateschoenbach.com
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