Photographer Katie Orlinsky has spent over a decade covering news stories and feature assignments around the world. Her work explores a variety of subjects from conflict and social issues to unique subcultures, wildlife, and sports, and has been featured in National Geographic magazine, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Smithsonian among others. Since 2014, she has been working on a long-term photographic project documenting the human stories of climate change across the Arctic.
Katie’s photographic work has been awarded by World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year International, The Alexia Foundation, Visa Pour L’image, PDN and the Art Director’s Club. She received a BA in Political Science from Colorado College and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University, and has taught photojournalism as a visiting professor at NYU, Columbia University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she was named the 2018 Snedden Chair of Journalism. Katie is a 2023 National Geographic Explorer and a member of Prime Collective.