about: bio


Karen Ducey is a documentary and commercial photographer based out of Seattle, WA. With over 20 years professional experience she has produced news, sports, feature, portraits and business assignments for print and online clients. She excels at meeting urgent deadlines, enterprising ideas, and dedicating time to long term projects. She has experience in all aspects of production, still or video, whether on location or in the studio. 

Her work has appeared around the world including NationalGeographic.com, Time, GEO, ABC News, Getty Images, Reuters, the Washington Post, Marketplace Public Radio, the Seattle Times, Newhouse News, Alaska magazine, New York Times, Alaska Fishermen's Journal, the Anchorage Daily News Sunday magazine, Pacific Fishing, and National Fisherman. For almost a decade she also worked on staff at major news publications including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Puget Sound Business Journal and The Indianapolis Star.  

Her photography and multimedia work has been honored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) community service photojournalism award , DART Coverage of Trauma, Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism on Children & Families, Best of the West, Newspaper Press Photographer’s Association-Best of Photojournalism, Society of Press Journalists, Society for News Design, and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  

In 2011 she received a fellowship from the Knight Digital Media Center, News Entrepreneur Bootcamp at the University of Southern California. While in attendance, she honed plans for AnimalsNorthwest.com, an online publication dedicated to reporting animal news and issues in the Pacific Northwest.  

That year Ducey also directed a documentary short film, "When the Lights Go Out" screened at the Seattle International Film Festival.  

She is a current member of the Newspaper Press Photographer Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Online Journalist Association, Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and Impact Hub Seattle for social entrepreneurs, from where she operates her photography business out of Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle.  

She currently serves as co-president of the Blue Earth Alliance and on the board of the Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington chapter. 

For almost a decade she worked as deckhand aboard commercial fishing boats in Alaska. Those images are available at http://archive.karenducey.com/gallery-collection/Alaska-Commercial-Fishing/C0000xMxsaVHMFK4