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Mike Kane is an editorial, commercial, and documentary photographer in Seattle, whose mission with image-making has always been to tell stories. At age 19, teaching English in northern Nicaragua, his mom's old Nikon FG allowed him to see a world so different from home he could scarcely believe it. The magic of sharing those images, and the stories they told, was something he'll never forget.
After a good run as a newspaper staffer, Mike became a freelancer in Seattle and now works with foundations, businesses, corporations, nonprofits, and award winning publications the world over. His pictures have been recognized by various national photo competitions, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, the Poynter Institute, the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Mike's best connections with clients happen when there's belief and authenticity in the story to be told, and trust that Mike will find it.
Languages: English, Spanish
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
High Country News
Los Angeles Times
Marguerite Casey Foundation
New York Times
Pike Place Market
University of Washington
US News and World Report
Wall Street Journal
2019 Society for Features Journalism, HM Video Storytelling
2018 National Federation of Press Women, 1st Place Video for Web
2018 National Federation of Press Women, 1st Place Audio Visual for Web
2017 Society for Features Journalism, 1st Place Video Storytelling
2017 Society for Features Journalism, 1st Place Diversity in Digital Features
2017 Best in the West, 1st Place Feature Photography
2016 SPJ Excellence in Journalism, 1st Place Photo Essay
2015 SPJ Excellence in Journalism, multiple awards
2015 Best of the West, 1st Place Video Storytelling
2014 SPJ Excellance in Journalism, 1st Place Photo Essay
2013 SPJ Excellence in Journalism, multiple awards
2012 NPPA BOP 1st Place Mag editing lifestyle/personality
2012 U of Denver Museum of Anthropology "Borderlines"
2011 Atlanta Photojournalism Sem., HM Picture Story
2011 Blue Earth Alliance, project sponsorship
2011 Colorado Photographic Arts Center "Borderlines"
2011 SPJ Excellence in Journalism, 1st place online video
2010 Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, CDS, finalist
2009 Taylor Award, Nieman Foundation at Harvard, finalist
2009 Pulitzer Prize nomination, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
2005 Hearst Newspapers Journalism Fellowship
2003 Poynter Institute Visual Journalism Fellowship
2002 Eddie Adams Workshop