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Mike Kane is a documentary, editorial, and commercial photographer based in Seattle. His path to taking pictures began with that small town, midwest restlessness that sets in during high school and never really lets go. At 19, teaching English in northern Nicaragua, his mother's old Nikon FG allowed him to see and share a world so different from home he could scarcely believe it. From that point forward cameras have pretty much led the way.

After a good run as a newspaper staffer (SF Chronicle, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Antonio Express-News) Mike became a freelancer in 2009 and has since been honored to work with socially conscious foundations and corporate clients, investigative journalism nonprofits, and award-winning publications. His pictures have been recognized by various national photo competitions, the Nieman Foundation at Harvard, the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Select publications/clients:
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Bloomberg News
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Boston Globe
  • CNN Digital
  • Education Week
  • Financial Times
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • FT Weekend Magazine
  • The Guardian
  • High Country News
  • KUOW (Seattle NPR affiliate)
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Microsoft Corporate Citizenship
  • Mother Jones
  • MSNBC.com
  • National Public Radio
  • NBCNEWS.com (PhotoBlog)
  • Newsweek / Daily Beast
  • New York Times
  • Pike Place Market
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Seattle Met Magazine
  • Seattle Times
  • Sierra Magazine
  • Starbucks
  • University of Washington
  • USA Today
  • US News and World Report
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Wired.com
  • Awards and recognition:
  • 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
  • 2004 CMYK Magazine, issue #25
  • 2003 CMYK Magazine, issue #24
  • 2003 Poynter Institute Visual Journalism Fellowship
  • 2002 ProJex Gallery (Austin, TX), solo show
  • 2002 Eddie Adams Workshop
  • 2000 Maynard Owen Williams Award
  • 1999 Beeler Fellowship

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